[How to] Mount a swap partition
) developed the “mountSwap” script file, which mounts and activates a Linux swap partition on your Playon.
A Linux swap partition performs the same function as the Windows Pagefile.sys, namely providing a virtual extension of the computer’s real memory RAM.
It is not clear why the Playon’s firmware does not provide this function. When the internal hard disk is formatted by the system, a swap partition is created, but it is not used by the player.
By using a swap partition the system’s stability will be enhanced and a small increase of processing speed will be achieved, especially for applications which demand a lot of memory.
An English instruction (in PDF format) to install the script can be found here
. The original German text can be downloaded from here
The script file can be downloaded from here
All files together zipped into a RAR file can be downloaded from here
. A text file with the Telnet commands is included. It may be simpler to make a text file with commonly used commands in advance and copy these commands from the text file.
I would like to thank Steffen for his ongoing efforts to enhance the Playon’s firmware.