Bug 989649 - removing the swap partition with fdisk leads to boot problem without regenerating initramfs
removing the swap partition with fdisk leads to boot problem without regenera...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dracut (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2013-07-29 13:04 EDT by Rudolf Kastl
Modified: 2015-02-17 11:25 EST (History)
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Description Rudolf Kastl 2013-07-29 13:04:45 EDT
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.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. remove a swap partition with fdisk
2. reboot
3. watch booting to fail

Additional info:
commenting out the swap partition in /etc/fstab and regenerating the initramfs with dracut made the system boot again.
Comment 1 Rudolf Kastl 2013-08-26 13:47:03 EDT
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.
Comment 2 Harald Hoyer 2013-08-27 05:48:35 EDT
I relaxed the behavior in F20. dracut boots the machine although swap is missing.
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