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Well,it was a very stupid thing to do on my part, But I made a 500 GB USB connected Hard Disk as my swap partition (thinking it will be only used during installation) and installed Ubuntu10.10.

I intend to create a different partition, on the same USB drive if needed(lets stick to this at the moment, if not I am open to creating a different swap space on the internal hard disk) and use the USB drive for my work on Ubuntu.

Can you suggest how to do it?

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Remove it from /etc/fstab and restart. Alternatively you can disable it immediately (temporarly) with swapoff.

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Ohh that will do? I opened the /etc/fstab but was reluctant to change it, as I was not sure, if the file system will change or not. – Soham Feb 10 '11 at 9:26
I edited the fstab and restarted it, still it doesnt show. How do I mount it? – Soham Feb 10 '11 at 9:40
Its not showing up on /media folder – Soham Feb 10 '11 at 9:47
It is not visible in media because it has no file system (ext3) etc. I assume the disk is not used anymore. Thus arrange partitions and prepare valid file systems using System > Administration > Disk Utility. Your USB drive should be there. – gertas Feb 10 '11 at 10:07

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