Swap space is not being used

By admin
January 10, 2019
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In /etc/fstab you should have a line that reads

UUID=something none swap sw  0 0

If that’s not there you can add it by replacing “something” with the partition’s UUID that you’ll see using “sudo blkid” as plucky suggests. On my machine that returns

/dev/sda3: UUID="58e6b339-eac1-4acd-a9f2-d640f9b8b8bf" TYPE="swap"

If you use the UUID method in fstab, don’t include the quotation marks, just the UUID itself. The corresponding entry in my /etc/fstab is

UUID=58e6b339-eac1-4acd-a9f2-d640f9b8b8bf none  swap    sw   0  0

You’ll need to be root to edit /etc/fstab. Use “sudo nano /etc/fstab” or some other editor instead of nano like vi.

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