You have to boot the Live Cd and run gparted from there.
Originally Posted by jpcanaverde
Your system should be able to run without a swap partition.Think of it as a safety net for when you need extra memory.It will only get used when you fill up physical memory.
Boot the Live CD and make the changes.
When you reboot the main system,you should find that the swap partition will not mount as the UUID of the partition will have changed.
To get the new UUID use the command in a terminal.
To edit the /etc/fstab file use
and copy and paste the uuid displayed in the first command into the the line for the swap partition in the /etc/fstab file
gksudo gedit /etc/fstab
For instance my /etc/fstab looks like
and my sudo blkid command looks like
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier
# for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name
# devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# / was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=83c63616-27f0-4cca-9c90-af716de57e94 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /Storage was on /dev/sda6 during installation
UUID=a0fcecda-de1a-4892-b9a4-2b8c1ac374da /Storage ext4 defaults 0 2
# /home was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=38265d9f-b40f-495b-96eb-85f30d32a430 /home ext4 defaults 0 2
# swap was on /dev/sda7 during installation
UUID=acdc5e4a-4322-4a98-b9ac-4ae49aa82535 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
/dev/sda1: UUID="83c63616-27f0-4cca-9c90-af716de57e94" TYPE="ext4"
/dev/sda5: UUID="38265d9f-b40f-495b-96eb-85f30d32a430" TYPE="ext4"
/dev/sda6: UUID="a0fcecda-de1a-4892-b9a4-2b8c1ac374da" TYPE="ext4"
/dev/sda7: UUID="acdc5e4a-4322-4a98-b9ac-4ae49aa82535" TYPE="swap"