Here is what I'm trying to do. I have a /home (sda1) and swap (sda2) partition on one disk that I want to merge into a larger swap partition and utilize all of the swap space. When I used the fdisk utility and created my partition (sdb1) I had it use all of the sector space. I then used the mkswap and I think I might have made a mistake doing that at this point because I can't mount sdb1 to anything now without getting the "mount: unknown filesystem type 'swap'" error. This prevents me from using cp. I'm running Fedora 3.10.5 and am working entirely in a terminal window.
Any advice is appreciated. Or let me know how I can phrase the question better if it is poor.