The gnome disk utility shows a partition with 3.1 GB is linux swap with unknown content. In a terminal running
free command total swap shows
0. What does this mean?
I don't need any swap space, so can I format this partition to ntfs or ext4 safely (without disturbing the system)?
I have encrypted
/home. I have 3 GB RAM and I don't have to run any heavy application in Ubuntu so I don't need swap.
During installation, I allocated 13 GB to Ubuntu of which only 1.5 GB is left. .In Gnome disk utility it is showing 3.1 GB is linux swap but in gparted it is not recognized as linux swap (it just says unknown). So I want to just format it.
My question is: does deleting or formatting that partition cause any error? (If yes, then I will drop this option and increase my partition size instead.)