Creating a swap partition

This creates a 1gb swap partition (1024mb) … replace this number in the command below with whatever size you’d like the partition to be. Generally a good approach is to make it the same size as your physical (or virtual) memory.


/bin/dd if=/dev/zero of=/var/swap.1 bs=1M count=1024
/sbin/mkswap /var/swap.1
/sbin/swapon /var/swap.1

Also add the following so the swap partition is enabled on boot

sudo nano /etc/fstab
/var/swap.1 swap swap defaults 0 0

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