Yes, you are right. I got the USB bootable with gparted live,
and it would boot to the gparted selection screen, but then no
matter what option i picked, including gparted safeboot, the
sequence would never actually start gparted.
So I've given up for now. I'm going to try to make my USB3 port
and usb3 stick a swap file with the following process.
1) Make sure your USB stick is connected. In a terminal type:
It will list all your connected drives. Search for your USB
stick you want to use as swap and copy the UUID (everything
inside these quotes
This represents the individual name of your device.
Also note the /dev/XXX point of your device.
2) Now unmount your device by typing:
sudo umount /dev/XXX (where XXX represents your device name)
3) Format your USB stick as swap, e.g. by terminal
sudo mkswap /dev/XXX (<-- be sure to use the correct
device name here or you'll probably end up formatting the wrong
or simply use GParted.
4) Now you have to edit your /etc/fstab file, so type
gksudo gedit /etc/fstab
and enter the following
UUID=XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX none swap sw,pri=5
(for all the Xs, use the UUID number you got by typing sudo
5) Now type
sudo swapon -a
That's it, this should already work