I previously had a dual boot (Linux and macOS) setup. I added UBUNTU and SWAP partitions to the existing macOS partition.

I no longer need Linux so I deleted the UBUNTU partition but I still see the SWAP partition. It doesn't look like I can delete the SWAP partition and my macOS partition is now named disk0s2.

Can you help remove all remnants of UBUNTU and SWAP partitions so that I just have the macOS partition. (I'm running out of disk space when downloading so I want to free up disk space).

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  • After using the Disk Utility to delete, often you need to quit and then reopen the Disk Utility to get the correct results. Apple has fixed this problem with the new Apple Silicon Macs by making it impossible to install Ubuntu. Usually, posting the output from the command diskutil list is more useful than posting images of the Disk Utility. Apr 29 at 7:16
  • I should warn you that you probably will not be able to restart your Mac. I believe this to be true, because in the images you posted Physical stores: is showing --. In other words, there is a good chance the partition type for disk0s2 has be changed to FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF. Apr 29 at 7:45
  • This is probably a duplicate of Partition Type: FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF appeared when tried to remove Linux(UBUNTU 18.04) from dual boot from Mac. However, the command gpt add -i 2 -b 409640 -s 461916744 -t apfs /dev/disk0 given in klanomath's answer would need to be updated with the correct integer values. Apr 29 at 8:03
  • Also, spuggy has not mentioned anything about removing the Ubuntu boot files from the hidden EFI partition. This would be part of a complete Ubuntu removal. Apr 29 at 8:11


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