[nmglug] Swap file,

Brian O'Keefe okeefe at cybermesa.com
Mon Jun 15 03:51:48 PDT 2020

Sorry to hear of your troubles Ted. Still you soldier on. Impressive.

Thanks for the swap info. I'll await your test results and really thanks 
for that. I had no issues at all upgrading to 20.04 and the software 
updater suggest that I do it so it seemed happy and like I wrote 
everything was smooth. Updater held back packages not Ubuntu and I 
upgraded those with apt.

Will wait for your work-up but for now it looks good but I am reluctant 
to usre it my machine's SSD for now. Type away!

PS. do you need a grocer shop or anything of that sort?



On 6/13/20 11:23 AM, Ted Pomeroy wrote:
> 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: 
> https://linuxize.com/post/how-to-add-swap-space-on-ubuntu-18-04/
> 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 testing.
> Thank you, Ted P
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