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Hi, I was wondering if I install gentoo and debian linux on a computer, can both of them use the same swap partition or do I have to setup 2 separate swap partitions - one for each linux OS? Thanks in advance as always, Rob...

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    Default can 1 linux swap partition be used by 2 distros?

    Hi,

    I was wondering if I install gentoo and debian linux on a computer,
    can both of them use the same swap partition or do I have to setup 2
    separate swap partitions - one for each linux OS?

    Thanks in advance as always,

    Rob
    Rob Baxter Guest

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    Default Re: can 1 linux swap partition be used by 2 distros?

    On 23 Nov 2003 16:31:16 -0800, Rob Baxter wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > I was wondering if I install gentoo and debian linux on a computer,
    > can both of them use the same swap partition or do I have to setup 2
    > separate swap partitions - one for each linux OS?
    I share /swap with redhat and mandrake with no problem.
    Bit Twister Guest

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    Default Re: can 1 linux swap partition be used by 2 distros?

    Rob Baxter wrote:
    >
    > I was wondering if I install gentoo and debian linux on a computer,
    > can both of them use the same swap partition or do I have to setup 2
    > separate swap partitions - one for each linux OS?
    Swap is used by the currently booted O/S.

    You can only run 1 O/S at any one time without some some of VM system.

    Linux distros don't have multi-boot at the same time VM systems.

    Therefore no problem using the same space as swap
    Doug Freyburger Guest

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