[Grml] swap issues - la suite

Peter vmail at mycircuit.org
Fri Apr 24 22:33:36 CEST 2009

Sorry , my mail below about the swap issue was somehow confused, so I 
try to be more precise.

I noticed , that the command
breaks the existing swap space , because according to ubunutu Bug #66637 
, hibernate exspects a file

that contains the UUID of the swap space:

it does not succeed with device form:
RESUME=/dev/sda2   # this did not work for me

So perhaps, the question I should ask is: what is the recommended 
hibernation flavor for grml ?



I am setting a swap space to work with hibernate ( pm-utils ) on

I did:
aptitude install pm-utils uswsusp

I created a swap partition ( type 82) with cfdisk and did:

mkswap -L SWAP /dev/sda2
dpkg-reconfigure uswsusp

This works on suspend, but on resume , there is a message related to the
swapspace-signature  and the resume fails ( i.e. boot proceeds normally
but without resume ).

/etc/fstab  ( relevant part ):

/dev/disk/by-uuid/11be6ca6-1cc8-4082-90d6-30adaabaa4ad  /  ext3
errors=remount-ro 0 1
/dev/sda2    none  swap  defaults  0  0
# Added by GRML
LABEL=SWAP /mnt/SWAP suspend noauto,user,dev,suid,exec 0 0 # /dev/sda2

I wonder why GRML added un entry to mount point /mnt/SWAP ?
swapon -s says nothing and swapon -a says invalid argument.

Is the LABEL a problem in conjunction with the swap space ?

What would be the best way to configure swap for pm-hibernate ?

Thanks for your help

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