Gparted resize linux swap partition

Raseel Bhagat raseelbhagat at
Tue Mar 18 06:37:07 UTC 2008


On Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 9:02 AM, Brian McKee <brian.mckee at> wrote:

> >
> > When I start the system, swap does not automatically come "on", it is
> > not automatically recognized by the OS.
> > However, I can turn "swapon" by using Gparted from the GUI while system
> > is running.
> > Sooooo, did I shoot myself in the foot?  Or is there a way to make
> > Ubuntu be aware of the newly shrunk swap partition WITHOUT reinstalling
> > the entire system?
> When you run swapon - are you specifying the partition or just using the
> - -a option?  Ubuntu uses UUID in the /etc/fstab file, not /dev mount
> points,  and the UUID of the swap partition changed when you sic'ed
> gparted on it.
> Use vol_id or something like it to figure out the new swap partition
> uuid, or just replace the uuid with the /dev path if you prefer.

Check yout /etc/fstab and see if it is mounting the correct swap partition.
As Brian points out,  the entries in the  /etc/fstab uses UUID.
Check your swap partitions UUID with :
$ ls  -l /dev/disk/by-uuid/

I'm thinking the UUID has changed.

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