> I usually make swap partitions the same size as the amount of RAM on that
From what I gathered around, the size of the swap partition is very relative.
On modern computers (say 4 or better yet 8 gb of RAM) swap is hardly needed
at all and you could even omit it without ever encountering any issue
whatsoever (unless you edit heavy pics/vids or whatever may drain a modern
OP has 1 gb of RAM. In this case, the swap partition is **vital** as the
probability of filling the RAM up is very high. Hence my recommendation is to
make it double in this case - go for 2 gb of swap, just to be safe.
I have an old laptop, 2 gb ram, 2 gb swap. I am pretty certain I never even
touched the /swap..
But then again I hate multitasking and I extremely enjoy lightweight
applications. My average RAM usage is 400/500 mb :)