Summary :: Need advice on Solaris 9

From: john corcoran <>
Date: Sun Oct 24 2004 - 10:28:04 EDT
Thanks to all.

The first question is I have 4gb memory on a new install what's the
recommende swap size ?
This depends on what you want to do, and if you want to save your kernel 
dump in case of crash.
To be absolutly sure take your RAM two times. In mostly cases swap can be 
the same as main memmory.

The second question is by default on a solaris install the root shell is
"sh"  how can I change it to "ksh" ?
Root uses /sbin/sh which is a statical compiled binary. You need that if 
/usr is not available. If you change the default Shell to a dynamic compiled 
one, you will not able to login if your /usr partition cannot be mounted 
(Single user mode). If you want ksh as Shell for root then simply add "ksh" 
to root's .profile file. This will execute a ksh during login. If ksh isn't 
available (no /usr) it simply fails and you can use sh instead.


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