I was a couple of days ago that I successfully installed VMware Player, with a couple of assists from here.
Now I have another related issue. When I open the Windows 7 VM, even though it has 8GiB of my physical RAM, and it's own pagefile that's larger, plus has 4 cores of my CPU to run on, now it's looking for a 4GiB Swap partition to be there. I thought this was going to be a simple job, because I've extended my /home partition w/no troubles.
What I did was, using GParted while the OS was running, shrank the Windows Backup partition 3GiB, toggled the Swapoff tab to adjust the Swap partition, but it wouldn't allow a resize. So I deleted it, created another of 4GiB, and it looked like it was OK. Switched Swapon back on, rebooted, and have had to manually with GParted enable Swapon at every reboot. Though I don't bother unless running a VM.
I don't understand this, why with 24GiB physical RAM, and the VM having it's own pagefile larger than the 8GiB assigned, does having a 1GiB or 4GiB (or no) Swap space matter? Have been under evidently wrong impression that adding more RAM doesn't mean that apps will always go to it first, and seek Swap only as a last resort, if there were zero RAM available.
Here are a couple of snapshots of what's going on.
And here's some of the advice that I followed, including mkswap and swapon as sudo, using dev/sdb9 (my Swap partition) for the commands.
Finally, a GParted snapshot of the actual drive, Swap is at the right end.
So, how am I supposed to get this back to working automatically? I'd prefer not to perform a reinstall of my OS to fix this, but if there's a way to begin the process, make the partition as Swap & back out after it's created (can one do this?), I would go that far.
Thanks for any provided assistance.
EDIT: Corrected installed RAM spec, it's 24GIB, not 32.
Maybe the Easter Bunny can deliver the final 16GiB set to make it that.
Edited by cat1092, 05 January 2015 - 12:52 AM.