Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Jan 2007 21:16 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "The most visible part of Windows Vista is the Aero interface, and while we can't deny that it looks very swish we find it very hard to get excited by a shiny new GUI. Instead, we're looking forward to new Vista hardware, which includes a new use for the humble USB memory key and much, much more. So what will the ultimate Windows Vista notebook offer?"
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by unavowed on Wed 24th Jan 2007 11:38 UTC
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2006-03-23

On linux you can use any partition or file for the purposes of swap: if your USB disk's first partition is represented by /dev/sda1 you just need to do: mkswap /dev/sda1; swapon /dev/sda1 and there you have it.

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RE: Linux
by WereCatf on Wed 24th Jan 2007 12:17 in reply to "Linux"
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2006-02-15

That works, but it seems to me that Windows still allows you to also write files to the flash, ie. not use the whole thing. So a more proper way would be to create a certain size swapfile there (with f.ex. dd if=/dev/zero of=usb.swap bs=1024k count=300 that'd create 300M swapfile) and active swap on it. That'd leave the rest of the stick still usable for anything else.

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