Activating the Swap Partition

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moorederodeo
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Activating the Swap Partition

Postby moorederodeo » Thu Jul 26, 2007 6:11 pm

Hey, I've been using linux mint for about a month and a half now, and for I've just recently discovered that my 1.5GB swap partition is inactive. I went to the Ubuntu IRC to find help about it, and they redirected me to this page: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SwapFaq#head-461f9b47005530e69c97cfc4c493224762a94488.

I followed the instructions: turning off swap, deleting the partition, recreating it, rebooting, mkswap, and then turning swap back on again. This last step of "swapon -a" returns the error message

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swapon: cannot stat /dev/disk/by-uuid/92e0e4bb-cdbc-4f0d-bbc0-626855e2b8a9: No such file or directory

I don't know what to do, as i've tried this several times to no avail. I don't know what to do next.

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Postby Boo » Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:13 pm

the problem is that UUID partition designator (it is most likely wrong in your fstab file).
the UUID can change every time you create a partition in the same spot so you can not use the one from a previous partition creation.

you are best to change all the UUIDs in your fstab file to be /dev/sdaN which are in the comment above each UUID.

any way you should at least change the UUID and value in your fstab for the swap file to be the correct /dev/sdaN. eg. /dev/sda3.

using gparted will tell you what the /dev/sdaN value is.

good luck fixing.

BTW if you notice in the link you posted that they never mention UUID's.

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Postby moorederodeo » Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:00 pm

Holy... I come back home and check the thread, I take your advice, install gparted, start it up, but before I can do anything with it i right click on my swap partition, and lo and behold it says my swap drive is active. I had tried the UUID trick that you told me about earlier, but it still showed the same error message. Apparently, the error message didn't stop it from working, and now I have a fully functional swap partition. Thanks anyway, I appreciate the help, and love Linux Mint more now (that I can run many applications without the whole thing crashing).


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