Is a disk partition or file used to temporarily store the inactive contents of memory (RAM).

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Is swapping to the network a good idea?

I figured out how make the Raspberry Pi swap to a network storage device. Basically, I create and mount a disk image on the network storage and then create and use a swapfile on that disk image: ...
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Why has Raspbian enabled swap by default if that is bad?

I always read that swap on a Pi should be disabled because enabling it lowers SD card lifetime and is very slow anyways (no performance gain with swap). So I disabled it. But is there a good reason ...
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Why I can't copy my Linux image to another SD card?

I have 2 SD cards (8 GB) I wrote my Wheezy image into one SD card (using Win32DiskImager) and I expanded the the disk space of the image on that card. then I used (Win32DiskImager) to read the Image ...
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How do I setup swap on Raspbmc?

I have an external hard drive that has a 1GB swap partition. To use this, I log into my raspbmc via ssh and sudo swapon /dev/sda2 Is there a way to automate this? I would like to check for the ...
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Help choosing between RamFS/TmpFS

Greetings Fellow StackExchangers I have a colocated RaspberryPi, my goal is to run a small static website. I have a 100MBit connection, and to spare as much SD Card usage as possible, i have turned ...
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How To Reduce Read/Write Cycles of SD Card in Raspberry Pi? [duplicate]

I've listen a lot about read/write cycle issue of SD card in Raspberry Pi. After a lot of research I've found that disable SWAP may help to reduce these cycles as SWAP causes continuous read/write ...
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Wifi stopped working after installing bluetooth drivers

Yesterday I had my WiFi adapter working. I took the Raspi home and installed drivers and manager for my Bluetooth adapter. Now, today, WiFi will not work. lsusb returns the device, but it will not ...
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Is it safe to remove the xserver?

I do not use a digital monitor and no TV either with my Raspberry Pi. I would like to remove unnecessary packages, to save disk space and memory consumption. I would like to preserve the possibility ...
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How to set up swap space?

Raspberry Pi has only 256 MB of RAM, so I would like to use swap space (either on SD card or attached USB storage). How do I set it up?