cannot use swap after gutsy upgrade

Kai Wüstermann k.wuestermann at
Mon Mar 31 06:13:11 BST 2008

Moin Maning!

Am Montag, den 31.03.2008, 10:43 +0800 schrieb maning sambale:

> After a very long apt-get and dpkg process, I was finally able to run
> gutsy on my old laptop.  It looks really good.  However, I cannot seem
> to use my swap anymore.
> sudo swapon /dev/hda5
> doesn't work anymore using the UUID doesn't either.  It says it cannot find hda5

Does /dev/hda5 exist?
sudo fdisk -l

/dev/hda5     2311        2434      996030   82  Linux swap / Solaris

If not create a new patition /dev/hda5 with gparted or fdisk

If the partion exists be sure that there are no data on.
sudo mkswap /dev/hda5

Then try 
sudo swapon -a

Now the test
free -m

Kai Wüstermann

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