Gparted resize linux swap partition
dvincent at sleepdeprived.ca
Tue Mar 18 14:55:49 UTC 2008
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Raseel Bhagat wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 9:02 AM, Brian McKee <brian.mckee at gmail.com
> <mailto:brian.mckee at gmail.com>> 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
> > 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
> > 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.
Use the "blkid" command to determine UUIDs of your drives, then compare
the ID reported for your SWAP with what Ubuntu has in the /etc/fstab file.
$ sudo gedit /etc/fstab
If your UUIDs are different then replace the one in the fstab file with
what blkid reported, save fstab and reboot.
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