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SubjectRe: 2.4.5 VM
>  On a side question: does Linux support swap-files in addition to
> sawp-partitions? Even if that has a performance penalty, when the system
> is swapping performance is dead anyway.

A possible solution could be:

> dd if=/dev/zero of=/swap bs=1M count=<whatever you like in MB>
> mkswap /swap
> swapon /swap

Works fine for me.

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