partition table - too many swap partitions and how big should extended partition be?

Daniel Dalton d.dalton at
Thu May 1 10:19:28 UTC 2008


I have about 4 different swap partitions on my hard drive due to the 4 
reinstalls I did.
So how can I find out and do the following:
- Work out what swap partition linux actually uses so I don't delete the 
one it needs
- Delete the unneeded swap partitions
- Resize my linux partition to get the most space possible?

Also there is a 10 gb extended space or something partition on my disk. It 
is 10 gb, so how big should this be? Is it required and what is it for?
I thought a linux install only needed a swap partition and a linux 
partition for the actual install and files. (and if people then choose to 
have /home on another partition then that is different, but I just said 
all files in one partition.)

Thanks for any help,

Daniel Dalton
<d.dalton at>

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