Re: fedora-list Digest, Vol 37, Issue 104

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From: Tim <[email protected] >
Subject: Re: Unable to access resume device (LABEL=swap - hda2)

PLEASE *SEPARATE* your replies from quoted messages.  It's hard to read
when you run your reply into the middle of the quoted text.  Leave a
blank line between them.

Sorry, will try to be more attetive in the future.

Tim:
>> That's your system trying to see if you'd hibernated your system
>> (which would dump RAM contents to the swap space, to be restored
>> when powering up again).  If you hadn't hibernated your system
>> there wouldn't be any resuming information to find.

George Hare:
> Sounds perfectly logical, where do you find out things like this ?

Reading this list is one place.  I don't recall where I found out about
how the hibernating did its trick, it was too long ago.  Though
observing what my PC does while booting up, after using hibernation, and
not, you can work these things out for yourself.  It might be worth
looking at the mkswap man file, but I'm not using FC6, at the moment, to
see if it's been updated with this information.

> Everything is on hda1 and the swap is on hda2, if that matters.

If that's a partition, then an entry like the following in your fstab
file should let you use it as your swap space:

/dev/hda2         swap          swap    defaults        0 0

>> If the problems down to it not finding your swap partition because it
>> can't read the label it's expecting, you can use the old-style
>> /dev/hda mount points

> (How is this done?)

As I've shown above, *instead* of something like:

LABEL=SWAP-hda2  swap          swap    defaults        0 0

"Comment out" any other swap lines, and just try one at a time.

> There was a garphical tool like Parted, can't remember, but now it is
> gone. Should I put my disk in to get to the partitioning section
> again...I know nothing about fstab stuff.

Here are the contents of my fstab:

LABEL=/                 /                       ext2    defaults        1 1
devpts                  /dev/pts                devpts  gid=5,mode=620  0 0
tmpfs                   /dev/shm                tmpfs   defaults        0 0
proc                    /proc                   proc    defaults        0 0
sysfs                   /sys                    sysfs   defaults        0 0
LABEL=SWAP-hda2         swap                    swap    defaults        0 0

Any changes you would make to this with the limited info you have?

Thanks,

George Hare

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