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Is it ok to share a swap partition between distros? I have a 250 gb extended partition for arch and wanted to use the other half to test out gentoo. Since I rarely use swap anyway I thouht this might make things easier.
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yeah, you only need one swap partition, you can use it across multiple OS's without any problems.
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yeah, you only need one swap partition, you can use it across multiple OS's without any problems.
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this should be a given, but i will say it any ways, make it the first partition on the drive, in case you ever run into that rare occasion that you use it, it is in the fastest possible location it can be
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Is it ok to share a swap partition between distros? I have a 250 gb extended partition for arch and wanted to use the other half to test out gentoo. Since I rarely use swap anyway I thouht this might make things easier.
Yes, but you can't run them at the same time.
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