[nmglug] Swap file,

Ted Pomeroy ted.pome at gmail.com
Sat Jun 13 10:23:45 PDT 2020

NMGLUgers, I'm having trouble typing so apologies for the empty email just
sent. I hope turning off the touchpad will fix that.
I have just added a swap file to a usb install that I am using here. I made
a few errors, but got through the  process. I used the 'dd if=/dev/zero
of=swapfile bs=1024 count=1048576' to create the space. Notes say this
eliminates holes in the swap which would stymie the kernel.
The info I used was from:
I had to add some steps to place my file in the root directory, rather than
my home directory  where I started by default. but it seems to be working.
I was also on my way to system upgrade to 20.04, but will wait til the
Updater allows this, apparently after the 20.04.1 release. Suits me, I'm
not a fan of finding errors, though I should be. I prefer to wait till
there is consensus and some refinement of a new LTS release.
It is fun to add the swapfile, not a partition, as this is a new consensus.
I will see how it works out on a usb that I use for portability and my own
Thank you, Ted P
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