[mythtv-users] Lost Swap space

Yan Seiner yan at seiner.com
Fri Sep 21 15:16:50 UTC 2007

Craig Huff wrote:
> I had a problem last night with my FE and had to drop into single user 
> mode during boot to fsck all the partitions.  Everything came back ok, 
> except for the swap.  I know you don't fsck the swap, so I checked with 
> "swapon -s" which reported that I had no swap.  Then I looked in 
> /etc/fstab and found that, as usual for Fedora Core 6, the swap is 
> referenced by label.  I fired up qtparted and looked at the partition 
> and it appears to have lost it's label.  I quit qtparted and edited 
> /etc/fstab to comment out the existing swap line and create a copy that 
> references the drive directly as /dev/hda2 and rebooted, but no joy.  
> System works fine, except it has no swap space. What suggestions can 
> anyone provide for re-enabling the swap?

man swapon

try swapon -a or swapon /dev/hda2

and then look into dmesg to see what happened.

it's possible you will have to mkswap /dev/hda2 if the swap 'file 
system' got hosed.


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