a small that tells u howto share swap file between linux and windows. this is something i found out after researching the net for many many dayz. finally i found out that it was a piece of cake while i was getting confused over wot was given in various sites! 1) let windows swapfile reside on a separate partition wid fat32 file system and let it be of a fixed size preferably. 2) boot into linux and ensure that the partition is automounted at boot. note down the partition number. 3) create a suitable mount point for it say, /mnt/swap 4) issue the command: mkswap /mnt/swap/pagefile.sys (assuming pagefile.sys is the windows' swap file) 5) then issue the command: swapon /mnt/swap/pagefile.sys 6) there u haf it, a system that shares the swap file between linux and windows! u might want to add the last two lines as a startup script. put the scrip in the init.d folder and make sure that the partition is mounted before the script is executed! i was going crazy looking at complicated steps given at various sources...but somehow i figured out this method...which is something which even a n00b can perform! cheers!