Originally Published: Tuesday, 21 December 1999 Author: Joseph Kordish
Published to: news_learn_firststep/Firststep News Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

Adding Swap Space Without Re-Partitioning

When you first installed your Linux distribution you were asked to create one or more swap partitions. These swap partitions are used by Linux to swap chunks of memory onto and off of the hard drive, in a "Virtual Memory" sort of way. Find out how to create a new swap file without reformatting or partitioning.