Because of the possible cause of too-many (= 6) partitions on microdrive for the suspend/resume hanging, I am about to reinstall the whole system on 3200 in one big partition.
Now i have a question about swapping:
If i install the whole system in one big partition, and then create another (small) swap partition, does the swap partition work well?
According to the documentation, swap partition comes as the second one (wd0b), which means it can be/has to be accessed fast enough near the beginning of the hard drive.
But if I use one big partition, which should come before the swap partition, then the swap partition will end up being at the end of the hard drive.
The question is: does this allocation for swap affect its access speed?
If it is a normal big harddisk, say several hundred GBs, then i guess this would be the case.
But how about a 6gb microdrive or a 8gb hi-speed CF on a Zaurus?
Or is it actually better to use a (contiguous?) swapfile *within* the single partition?
Or do i misunderstand the whole thing?
Sorry i am not very familiar with harddisk and partitioning. Your advice is much appreciated.