Gparted resize linux swap partition
ranger at oldpathsbaptistchurch.org
Thu Mar 20 21:05:05 UTC 2008
Old Ranger wrote:
> David Vincent wrote:
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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.
>> - -d
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> Thank you both!
> I will try this fix and report the results ASAP.
> Z. Wade Hampton
> Marysvale, UT
Greetings to all,
"Fix Report" follows:
Having followed the instructions generously provided above, I have found
no difference in start-up performance, i.e. "swap" does not
automatically come on.
No change in startup performance.
Thank you for the suggestions though!
I continue to research the matter.
Re-installation is an option, although not a desirable one.
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