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Thread: FAT32 partition for data and swap??

  1. #1
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    Oct 2008

    FAT32 partition for data and swap??

    hello, i'm having a problem, when i installed ubuntu 9.04 on the partition manager i put the swap file on my data partition, can i resolve this without reinstalling ubuntu???

    here are the results of terminal:

    a@a-laptop:/tmp/tmpEpxtqz$ fdisk

    Usage: fdisk [-l] [-b SSZ] [-u] device
    E.g.: fdisk /dev/hda (for the first IDE disk)
    or: fdisk /dev/sdc (for the third SCSI disk)
    or: fdisk /dev/eda (for the first PS/2 ESDI drive)
    or: fdisk /dev/rd/c0d0 or: fdisk /dev/ida/c0d0 (for RAID devices)

    sudo fdisk -l

    julioaquino@julioaquino-laptop:/tmp/tmpEpxtqz$ sudo fdisk -l
    [sudo] password for julioaquino:

    Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x92e02cb9

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 1402 11261533+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda2 4621 14579 79995667+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/sda3 1403 4620 25848585 83 Linux
    /dev/sda5 4621 14579 79995636 82 Linux swap / Solaris

    Partition table entries are not in disk order

    cat /etc/fstab

    julioaquino@julioaquino-laptop:/tmp/tmpEpxtqz$ cat /etc/fstab
    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
    proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
    # /dev/sda3
    UUID=0d3f8dd1-dc86-4a4b-9a51-406b1ccca1aa / ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
    # /dev/sda5
    UUID=81bad9de-987f-4638-8d6b-6176c449ae6d none swap sw 0 0
    /dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0

    sudo blkid
    julioaquino@julioaquino-laptop:/tmp/tmpEpxtqz$ sudo blkid
    /dev/sda1: UUID="AE9CBE589CBE1B33" TYPE="ntfs"
    /dev/sda3: UUID="0d3f8dd1-dc86-4a4b-9a51-406b1ccca1aa" TYPE="ext3"
    /dev/sda5: TYPE="swap" UUID="81bad9de-987f-4638-8d6b-6176c449ae6d"


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    SW Forida
    Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    Re: FAT32 partition for data and swap??

    Is it really in your data partition or just in a large extended partition? Using a liveCD and gparted you can edit the partitions. You may have to turn swapoff. Normally swap is put into an extended partition so it does not use one of the 3 remaining primary partitions.
    If you delete your swap you will have to update the UUID entry in your fstab. If you cannot move it then you can delete it and put it somewhere else.
    Last edited by oldfred; September 26th, 2009 at 07:51 PM. Reason: typo


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