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How to safely remove a swap file? (Solved)
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mikeslr


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PostPosted: Tue 22 Aug 2017, 18:58    Post subject:  How to safely remove a swap file? (Solved)  

Hi all,

There's no urgency about this.

I know how to create and delete swap-drives. Somewhere I ran across instructions for creating a swapfile. I didn't really need it. I have 8 Gb of RAM. But curiosity being my Achilles heel, I followed the directions and created a 64 Mb swap-file. With a terabyte of hard-drive, its not really deterring me from doing anything.

But there it is. Each time I bootup any operating system it's somehow "in use" and can't just be deleted. Kind of like a small gnat, just there, doesn't bite, doesn't go away.

Any ideas how to get rid of it?

mikesLr

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PostPosted: Tue 22 Aug 2017, 20:16    Post subject:  

This post might be of some help:
Busybox Swapoff
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nic007


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PostPosted: Tue 22 Aug 2017, 20:18    Post subject:  

Try the command: swapoff -a ...and delete the swapfile.
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PostPosted: Wed 23 Aug 2017, 10:12    Post subject:  

Thanks nic007, that worked. Smile

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