can't remove partitions in Vinux

Luke Yelavich themuso at
Sun Apr 6 22:53:36 UTC 2014

On Sat, Apr 05, 2014 at 02:07:46PM EST, Lenny wrote:
> Hi,
> I messed my install of Vinux, so I booted up to a live copy, of the same 
> version, 4.0, and in the terminal, I have tried unmounting some partitions 
> from the messed Vinux and although they say unmounted when I run:
> sudo umount /dev/sda5
> and
> sudo umount /dev/sda2
> these partitions won't be deleted.
> I tried both in gparted and parted.

This is probably because the swap partition is still in use. When a live instance of any Ubuntu based distro is booted, a check is made for a swap partition on any locally attached disks. If one is found, it is used.

To turn this off, in a terminal run sudo swapoff -a.


More information about the Ubuntu-accessibility mailing list