Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 129806
Doesn't activate s-ata swap partition
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:08:45 EST
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Description of problem:
After installing the latest kernel (2.6.7-1.494.2.2) the system
doesn't activate my swap partition.
The swap partition is /dev/hde8 (S-ATA device).
A workaround is to /sbin/swapon /dev/sda8.
The problem occured the first time on kernel 2.6.7-1.494.2.2, earlier
kernel still work.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. /sbin/swapon /dev/hde8
2. cat /proc/swaps -> empty, no swap partition activated
Actual Results: swapon: /dev/hde8: No such device or address
Expected Results: activated swap partition
Same problem occurs in kernel-2.6.8-1.521
your /etc/fstab likely still references your sata drive as /dev/hdX, whereas in
2.6.7+ its now /dev/sdX
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 130288 ***