Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 466698
Incomplete suspend to disk causes un-recoverable error
Last modified: 2015-03-04 20:20:12 EST
Description of problem:
Due to some odd reason the system haven't got into the suspend to disk. With the above reason during the next startup system showed up only prompt "GRUB"
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 9 on
Linux yehiya-pc.localdomain 126.96.36.199-45.fc9.i686 #1 SMP Sat Sep 20 03:45:00 EDT 2008 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
Steps are explained below
Steps to Reproduce:
1.System about reaching empty of battery life (7 mins left, alert in my case)
2.Closed some applications which are not required for next boot.
3.Clicked on the option "Suspend to Disk"
4.System response was quite normal, HDD leds were glowing showing the suspend is process.
5. But this time system quickly suspended to disk (to my surprise)
6. On restart of next time system will show only "GRUB" and not able to proceed.
7. Tried Fedora 9 DVD to update only "boot loader" options alone, but in vain
8. Tried option "Upgrade", system prompted "Your swap (/dev/sdb3) is full having details of previous suspended data, do you wish to format "
9. Choose the format option and continued update to make system up.
10. Now when ever the system startup, getting some errors with meaning "unable to recover, unmounting old /dev/ .. so on "
Could you try to reformat your swap partition after the system booted?
Also, the /var/log/messages with the boot messages would be interesting.
Other than that is your swap partition large enough to save your whole memory?
Thanks & regards, Phil
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