My Thinkpad R61i came with 1GB of RAM installed, and I have just purchased new SODIMMS to upgrade it it to 4GB, which is the maximum for this system,
I have no problems with installing the memory, but before I do so I wanted to ask whether there was likely to be any resulting configuration issues.
I am running Opensuse 11.0_x86-64, and currently have 1.5GB of swap space. The partitioning mini-HOWO says that “conventional wisdom creates swap space equal to the amount of RAM”, but notes that this may not apply if there isn’t much demand for swap space, and my idea in getting 4GB of RAM is to eliminate swapping. However, AFAICS suspend-to-disk uses the swap space, so to continue using suspend-to-disk, do I need to expand the swap space? And if so, what size would be appropriate?
And while I’m at it, what’s the best approach to the necessary partition juggling (I’ll need to shrink my windows partition). Should I just use the installation DVD?