Art Alexion on 16 Aug 2009 11:34:15 -0700

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[PLUG] Swap on SD

I have been configuring EeePCs without swap to minimize wear on the SSD.  It 
usually only matters with Firefox.  

The Eee 1000 comes with a built in SD reader.  I figure that I can direct swap 
there.  If it fails, the cost of an SD card is minimal (4 GB = $14 at Target 

Two questions:

1) does that make sense, or is SDHC too slow for swap?
2) I have never added swap after an install.  Is there a way to make it a swap 
partition, or should I put a swap file there?  If the latter, do I need to 
reformat/repartition it for swap file use?  If I am doing that, do I just make 
it a swap partition?

(I guess that's more than 2 questions)

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