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Re: De-activate a swap partition - I don't believe it!



On Sunday 19 March 2006 19:52, Craig McLean wrote:
> Anne Wilson wrote:
> > I want to reorganise partitions on hdb - combining some, to make fewer,
> > larger partitions.  gparted says that I can't do that, because hdb11 is
> > being used as a swap partition.  I do have a swap on hda, so could easily
> > manage wihout it temporarily.  Is there any way to do that without
> > rebooting?  I removed it from fstab and did 'mount -a', but that doesn't
> > solve the problem.  I think I'm right in saying that it is not mounted,
> > in a conventional sense, so I don't know how to proceed.
> >
> > Anne
>
> Anne,
> Check the manpages for swapon/swapoff..
>
I used gparted to delete a couple of partitions and create a new one, then 
created a new one at the end, in some unallocated space.  Everything looked 
fine, and it started the final scan - the whole disk is marked Unallocated, 
and fdisk -l doesn't see anything.  Tomorrow I'll try testdisk to see whether 
it is recoverable, but if fdisk can't see it I'm not hopeful.

Anne

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