Swap partition?

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Swap partition?

Postby daveyw » Sat May 04, 2019 1:10 am

Hi,

Can anyone tell me what's involved in setting up a SWAP partition? I have both OS4.1 and Linux on the same drive.

Alternatively, I might upgrade the RAM, but I seem to recall there were some caveats around having more than 4 GB physical RAM, some kind of incompatibiliy with different cards ??? I am using MEM=3500M in my uboot bootargs.

BTW, I notice is now getting a bit hard to find DDR3 SD-RAM. :(

Thanks!
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Re: Swap partition?

Postby xeno74 » Sun May 05, 2019 11:38 am

daveyw wrote:Hi,

Can anyone tell me what's involved in setting up a SWAP partition? I have both OS4.1 and Linux on the same drive.

Alternatively, I might upgrade the RAM, but I seem to recall there were some caveats around having more than 4 GB physical RAM, some kind of incompatibiliy with different cards ??? I am using MEM=3500M in my uboot bootargs.

BTW, I notice is now getting a bit hard to find DDR3 SD-RAM. :(

Thanks!


My X5000 has 8GB RAM. It works without any problems. I don't need the boot argument mem=3500M. Which cards are installed in your X5000?

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Re: Swap partition?

Postby daveyw » Wed May 08, 2019 8:24 am

Radeon HD 7850 GFX card PCIe, PCI network card (Realtek 8169), PCIe sound card CMI8738/CMI8768), PCI SATA controller Sil3112.
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Re: Swap partition?

Postby xeno74 » Wed May 08, 2019 9:05 am

daveyw wrote:Radeon HD 7850 GFX card PCIe, PCI network card (Realtek 8169), PCIe sound card CMI8738/CMI8768), PCI SATA controller Sil3112.


Spectre660 wrote: You can also remove the mem=3500M if you are not using an rtl 8169 pci network card.


It seems you need the boot argument mem=3500M because of the Realtek 8169 PCI network card.
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Re: Swap partition?

Postby daveyw » Thu May 23, 2019 10:12 pm

xeno74 wrote:
Spectre660 wrote: You can also remove the mem=3500M if you are not using an rtl 8169 pci network card.


It seems you need the boot argument mem=3500M because of the Realtek 8169 PCI network card.


OK, I've now switched to a PCIe RTL8168 card; would I be able to expand the RAM and drop MEM=3500M?
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Re: Swap partition?

Postby xeno74 » Fri May 24, 2019 8:09 am

daveyw wrote:OK, I've now switched to a PCIe RTL8168 card; would I be able to expand the RAM and drop MEM=3500M?


Yes, you can drop it.
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Re: Swap partition?

Postby daveyw » Wed May 29, 2019 4:11 am

Awesome, I'm now upgraded to 8GB. I managed to pick up a 4GB stick identical to the Crucial stick AmigaKit supplied with the board for 46NZD.

Seems to run a little snappier, and Pale Moon does seem to freeze quite so often.

Still might try to add a swap partition, but I'm nervious with the drive sharing partitions for AmigaOS.
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