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How to setup a SWAP file using a USB stick

Discussion in 'Black Hole HowTo & Guides' started by bogdanm, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. bogdanm

    bogdanm Moderator

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    How to setup a SWAP file using a USB stick

    As follows :-

    1} Press Blue button @STB Remote Control and then again press the Blue button, the info page will show you {1}
    1.JPG
    2} Then Select Swap File Settings, then the page will show you this {2}
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    3} Now press the (green) Create button, after you press the green button you see a message asking where to create the swap file. See picture {3}
    3.JPG
    4} The prefered place to create a swap file is the USB stick, so select USB and you will see {4}
    4.JPG
    5} Now you can select what size you file you want, I prefered 32mb {5}
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    6} Now you are back at page 2 and you see this {5}
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    7} Now you must active swap [Press Red button] after you select Activate you will see {6}
    6.JPG
    Now the swap has been created on your USB stick and you have 32mb of space to avaliable to be used by the image.

    Thank you EVO and Artorius in help with translation

    Rgds
     
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  2. levi

    levi Moderator

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    Thx ur time and effort :)
     
  3. znik

    znik Vu+ Newbie

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    Is there a speed difference by enabling swap file? Or is it just a temporary storage in case flash memory isn't enough?
     
  4. angelofsky1980

    angelofsky1980 BlackHole Driver Specialist

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    Swap file is an addition for RAM and not for flash.
     
  5. Zengari

    Zengari Vu+ User

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    interesting.. Thanks :)
     
  6. mirza_bole

    mirza_bole Vu+ Newbie

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    I simply love this forum
     
  7. tsouli

    tsouli Vu+ User

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    i have vu+solo ,that mean my ram is 256 ,when i swap my hdd (256) the ram of my solo will be 512!!! ????
     
  8. darian23

    darian23 Vip

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    it looks like, isn't it?
    Use USB stick, not hdd
     
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  9. tsouli

    tsouli Vu+ User

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    no when i go to blue button___yellow___red : i see : swap:256221 not 512! and when i go to telnet___free: mem total : 106312 ,where is 256 mb ?
     
  10. darian23

    darian23 Vip

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    oh man,
    read this thread from the beginning;
    I think swap is displayed separately
     
  11. darian23

    darian23 Vip

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    because you can only have 256M
    swap+ram=512M
     
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  12. tsouli

    tsouli Vu+ User

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    that mean when i use swap ,like i have 512 of memory?????? :)
     
  13. darian23

    darian23 Vip

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    yes, it does
     
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  14. tsouli

    tsouli Vu+ User

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    i thank you for your permanent support :thanks::victory:
     
  15. darian23

    darian23 Vip

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    thank you,
    I live here, just give me a shout if you need anything :)
     
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  16. tsouli

    tsouli Vu+ User

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    thank you very much brother,you really supported and interested me! :thankyou:
     
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  17. frank087234

    frank087234 Vu+ User

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    can i use swap on hdd partition ??
     
  18. a911

    a911 The BH Lover

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    Yes,,,but not recommended!
     
  19. Supermario

    Supermario Vu+ User

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    Hi Guys

    I created swap file of 128 MB on USB. Now, I want to delete the 128 MB swap file and re-create a smaller size swap file say 32 or 64 MB. How do I delete the existing file and re-create a new one.

    Tks

    PS: I got the answer - just delete and re-create. I was not able to do it with MyMetric skin. But with the default skin, I did it.

    Tks
     
  20. ripblade

    ripblade Vu+ User

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    can you help me I am running BH 2.1.4 image in meo-boot (2.1.4zip) set up swap file 512MB active /auto start enabled
    blue button then yellow (sys info) ram in use 97% and increasing swap in use 0%
    why is it not recognizing the swap file
    box keeps crashing
    tried both swap in usb and HDD tried both lower MBs swap file sizes and higher MB sizes to no avail
    should i use TS panel swap instead don't want to use third party plugins
     

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