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Feb 23, 2010

Since I tested with suspending/hibernating my laptop, the system seems to have lost the swap partition. That is to say: it cannot find it at boot anymore. Some message shows during boot like "waiting for device listed in fstab: swap" or something and then it continues toboot normally. When I start the systemmonitor it reports Swap usage 0 byte out of 0 byte.

I checked my devices with
Code:
blkid
in terminal and it lists one of the partitions with its UUID as TYPE="swap".

Then I opened fstab with
Code:
sudo mousepad /etc/fstab
and noticed the line for the swap partition was using a completely different UUID. After changing the UUID to the correct (new) one and reactivatin swap with
Code:
sudo swapon -a
in terminal, all was well again but...

How could the UUID suddenly have changed? Did that indeed have something to do with trying (and failing) Suspend and Hibernate ? If so, should I stay away from those features (that served me well under Windows) or is there something to be done about it?

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Code: Select all/dev/sdb5   /        8GB   Ext4   
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Code: Select allroot@DELL-DEBIAN:/home/hugh# cat /proc/swaps
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Code: Select allroot@DELL-DEBIAN:/home/hugh# cat /etc/fstab
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Code:
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