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I want to change the swap partition to another partition. Is there a gui that can make this process easier so I don't have to do things like manually editing files?

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This is in case you don't find a GUI method,
If you read through a bit of the process, you will find the terminal method quite flexible and easy.

Here is the Ubuntu page on Swap FAQ.
Look at the 'swapoff', 'mkswap' and 'swapon' commands and '/etc/fstab' handling notes to get a hang of the sequence.

Also note (from that page):
With the 2.6 kernel, "a swap file is just as fast as a swap partition."
Which means that you don't need to lock down a partition for swap space; you can tune it locally in a data partition as a swap-file.

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You know, not everybody likes the terminal. –  TheLQ Aug 1 '10 at 17:44
    
@Lord.Quackstar, yes I agree. Have changed the start of my answer to indicate its usefulness in the event a clean GUI is not found ':-)'. –  nik Aug 2 '10 at 1:51

Use Parted Magic LiveCD. Download it from here, burn it to a CD and go.

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I think the OP already has the partition, just needs to change swap. –  TheLQ Aug 1 '10 at 17:45
    
I guess awakeFromNib does not need to worry about command line tools. Actually, command line tools for non frequent tasks (like partitioning) are easy to forget –  mmonem Aug 1 '10 at 19:27

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