These steps will create an additional swap partition on your system.

1. Create swap partition (This example uses IDE 2nd drive (/dev/hdb), 2nd partition). Use n command and make partition. Change ID to 82 by using t command.At a command prompt type

fdisk /dev/hdb

2. Make swap space using mkswap. At a command prompt type

mkswap -c /dev/hdb2

3. Enable swap space. At a command prompt type

swapon /dev/hdb2

Check swap space using free or top command

4. Edit /etc/fstab to enable next boot


/dev/hdb2 swap swap default 0 0

Also See: How to View Swap Info on Linux