Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 253044
fedora 7 no longer mounts swap partition
Last modified: 2014-03-16 23:08:03 EDT
Description of problem:
for unknown reasons, fedora 7 is no longer mounting swap partition on my f7
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
free shows 0/0/0 at swap line
Swap: 1004052 0 1004052
the bugs appeared two months ago in the first computer, today (16th of august
2007)in the second computer.
on the first computer, only things i did was yum update and such. on the second
computer i did a lot of crazy things, like instaling seedit-gui, wich took me by
surprise today when, at the next boot, wanted to relabel the filesystem. from
that point on, things became very strange. (after relabel, reboot, after reboot,
reboot again.) i am _not sure_ if at the third boot, when the computer started,
the swap was still there, but, at some point in time, i've found out i have not
enough ram to install vmware server. from that moment on, swap was available
only if i mounted manually. i tested it's existence on runlevel 3,2,1. was
nowwhere to be found. unfortunately, the first copmputer is no longer available
(it was replaced). i's really like to fix this probem. i suspect some other
things no longer work during boot, because of nonexistence of swap, or maybe for
other reason (i've seen one of my network cards failing to start). also, i
believe ,the network configuration changes from runlevel 1 to runlevel 5 (my
nvidia card starts by being eth0 and ends by being eth1. i have no idea if this
things are related.
What does your fstab look like, and what happens if you run 'swapon -a -e' by hand?
I suspect that seedit-gui has broken your policy, but that's only a guess.
unfortunately i've removed that fedora install two hours ago. thnx anyway.
fstab looked like this:
LABEL=/1 / ext3 defaults 1 1
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
LABEL=SWAP-sda3 swap swap defaults 0 0
LABEL=/home /home auto defaults 0 0
LABEL=/mnt/music /mnt/music auto defaults 0 0
LABEL=/mnt/lfs /mnt/lfs auto defaults 0 0
never run swapon -a -e but swapon -a and mount -a did nothing. however, mounting
swap with swapom <partition> worked. the behaviour reminds me of early ntf-3g +
fuse when i had to put ntfs-rg <partition> <mount-point> in rc.local, since it
was avcdenied during boot.
(i do not remember having seedit-gui on the first computer.)
imho we should close this bug since we can not longer get more info.