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Re: [vox-tech] Resizing partitions to increase swap - a bright idea?
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Re: [vox-tech] Resizing partitions to increase swap - a bright idea?

For what it's worth, I've resized ext3 partitions several times without 
incident.  I'd recommend about 6GB of swap for hibernation on a machine with 
4GB of ram, unless using more than 2GB of swap is something you expect to 
have a problem with.

And yes, if something goes wrong, you'll be restoring from backup.  Make them 
before you start. :)

On Thursday November 20 2008 13:06:52 Richard Burkhart 
richard-at-khanfusion.net |lugod| wrote:
> ... I found a guide at
> http://www.simplehelp.net/2008/11/04/how-to-resize-linux-partitions-using-g
>parted/ that describes resizing partitions in order to increase your swap
> partition.
> Now the important question -- has anyone run across reasons (or had
> experience that tells you) why you should NOT do this to a disk?
> I'm trying to get hibernate-to-disk operating on my notebook (Thinkpad
> T61). It probably worked perfectly during the initial install, when I
> had 1 GB of RAM, and the kubuntu installer gave me 1GB of swap. However,
> I bumped the machine's RAM up to 4GB ... and according to other
> research, I need at least 1xRAM of swap to make hibernate work. Some
> resources suggest 2xRAM.
> ... and I'm curious if I'm going to do something ugly with these
> instructions, that will end with the phrase "reformat and recover from
> backup ... you HAVE been keeping backups, haven't you?"
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