Once you connected to Linux terminal or putty, with the following steps we can create a swap file.
- Determine the size of the new swap file in megabytes and multiply by 1024 to determine the number of blocks. For example, the block size of a 64 MB swap file is 65536. (64*1024)
- At a shell prompt as root, type the following command with count being equal to the desired block size:
- Change the permissions of the newly created file:
- Setup the swap file with the command:
- To enable the swap file immediately but not automatically at boot time:
- To enable it at boot time, edit /etc/fstab to include the following entry: