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Mode=SWAP Menu: [Linux SWAP partition]

Make THIS partition Active

From main menu: Mode=SWAP -> Make THIS partition Active

Make the currently selected PRIMARY the 'active' partition for MBR/BIOS boot


    This will make the currently selected PRIMARY partition the
    ACTIVE one for the disk.

    There should only be a single active partition on every disk.
    When the system starts, the BIOS will usually boot from
    the ACTIVE partition on the first disk.

    In IBM BMGR/LVM terms the active partition is called STARTABLE.

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Delete THIS partition

From main menu: Mode=SWAP -> Delete THIS partition

Delete the currently selected partition from the partition tables


    This will delete the partition that is currently selected to be
    deleted from the partition-tables. This will result in the space
    occupied by the partition becoming FREESPACE that can be used
    again to create new partitions.

    For primary partitions on LVM-systems, the related LVM-information
    is cleared as well, to avoid consistency problems later when a new
    partition is created at the same position.

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Display Superblock

From main menu: Mode=SWAP -> Display Superblock

Display the SUPERBLOCK structure for the currently selected filesystem


    This will display the contents of the filesystem superblock
    in a textual format matching the current filesystem type.

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Wipe filesystem Bootsector

From main menu: Mode=SWAP -> Wipe filesystem Bootsector

Wipe the Bootsector, FIRST sector in a filesystem. Remove obsolete FS info


   This will wipe the bootsector (first sector) of the selected
   filesystem or partition.

   Can be useful to get rid of old formatting infomation
   that may confuse tools when trying to reformat.

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Reselect whole disk, FDISK

From main menu: Mode=SWAP -> Reselect whole disk, FDISK

Unselect filesystem, reselect the same/first disk; enables Mode=FDISK menu

Menu item screenshot(s)


    This will UNSELECT the current object/filesystem, and reselect a
    whole physical disk, either the same disk as the partition was on,
    or the first disk present in other cases.

    This is a quick way to change to 'Mode=FDISK' and work on
    disk-level issues

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