Can I add swap to EndeavourOS if I didn't create it during installation?

Hello friends.

I didn’t create the swap partition during the EOS installation, I just created “/” and installed everything there because I’m new, so I guess my EOS has no swap partition.

Is it possible to add swap now, after the install, or can it only be added before the install, when you partition, etc?

I don’t really mind formatting, thanks to EOS I can do a quick install, but I wonder if it’s possible to add it after EOS is installed.

My pc is slow in steam games, and I’m looking for a best and most accurate system/hardware monitor out there for EOS, because it is possible that I need a swap partition, but I need a program to check % usage when playing games on Steam.

My pc is an i-5 3470, nvidia gtx 1050 ti, 8gb ram.

Thanks in advance friends.

Just create a swap file see the Arch wiki:


I swap file/partition isn’t likely to make your games faster unless you keep lots of other, completely idle applications open while you run your games.

I think you should create a separate topic about your games running slow so people who are experts in those areas can help you troubleshoot. For example, ensuring you have the most appropriate drivers installed.


Thanks friend, I’m going to take your advice and do that!


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