Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 989649
removing the swap partition with fdisk leads to boot problem without regenerating initramfs
Last modified: 2015-02-17 11:25:13 EST
Description of problem:
I removed my swap partition with fdisk and rebooted without changing /etc/fstab and regenerating a new initramfs. that resulted in a boot hang after processing initramfs.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. remove a swap partition with fdisk
3. watch booting to fail
commenting out the swap partition in /etc/fstab and regenerating the initramfs with dracut made the system boot again.
Note: The impact of this when using a raid 1 setup with two discs is significant. Because if both disks hold a swap then the system fails to boot if either of the disks is removed or breaks. A system with a missing swap should still be able to boot... else one has to use software raid underneath the swap parititions which would be complete overkill.
I relaxed the behavior in F20. dracut boots the machine although swap is missing.
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