Ubuntu – move swap partition to the right side


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According to This Topic I just expand my sda4 to include unallocated space, my question is after create 2 new partitions sda7, sda8, do I need to move the swap partition to the most right of the disk? (I really don't know this, I saw a clip on youtube which moving the swap partition to the right side)


Best Answer

You don't have to, but...

Although having the Swap partition at the end might not affect performance, it might let you modify the other partitions (enlarge/reduce etc.) more easily later without touching your Swap again.

And to do this in GParted:

  1. Select sda6, Right-click > Swapoff (to unmount the swap partition so that you can perform operations on it)
  2. Delete Swap (sda6) partition, which will create a larger unallocated space at the end of sda4
  3. Create one or more partitions as you need and then re-create the Swap partition at the end.
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