Bug 806438 - inability to mount swap in rescue mode leads to reboot
inability to mount swap in rescue mode leads to reboot
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Martin Sivák
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-03-23 14:27 EDT by Karel Volný
Modified: 2013-08-01 01:21 EDT (History)
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Description Karel Volný 2012-03-23 14:27:19 EDT
Description of problem:
After booting in rescue mode and mounting the root succesfully under /mnt/sysimage, I get an error about mounting swap and now I have only one option - "Press OK to exit the installer." which leads to reboot. But I do not want to reboot, I want my shell, no matter that swap is not mounted!

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 17 Alpha x86_64 DVD

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. break your system; especially make swap present but unusable
2. boot from the installation media in rescue mode
3. go through all the boring dialogues until it says that your system was mounted under /mnt/sysimage
4. read the error message about swap, then click OK
Actual results:
KABOOOM! - system goes down and restarts

Expected results:
you get the usual menu which allows you to go to shell

Additional info:
the exact error message is

Error enabling swap device
device has not been created

This most likely means this swap device has
not been initialized.

Press OK to exit the installer.
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