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startup error [solved]

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 16:48
by sdibaja
This morning I installed Debian 9 alongside my SolydX system on my laptop.
It went Quick and simple... 99% ready to be my daily driver.
After it was complete and updated I booted to SolydX and it hung. I rebooted in recovery mode and got this ... (see photo). After it did it's checking Control-D and it booted normally. Is this a systemd thing? (both are using the same swap partition)
Now it works fine. Not a problem, but I a curious about what is going on.
Thanks.
2017-08-15 06.43.28.cropped.jpg

Re: startup error

Posted: 15 Aug 2017 18:06
by Arjen Balfoort
I think I've seen that. It was caused by another system install that changed the UUID of one of the partitions that was being mounted in fstab. The old UUID was not found, hence the hanging. However, I had to manually edit fstab and change the UUID of that partition. I don't know if there is an automatic mechanism to detect UUID changes nowadays.

Re: startup error

Posted: 16 Aug 2017 03:21
by tardy
Yep, I'll almost guarantee that the new Debian install formatted the existing Swap partition, which changed the UUID.

Run

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sudo blkid
to check the UUID of the swap partition, and compare it to the fstab entry. Edit as necessary.

Re: startup error

Posted: 16 Aug 2017 12:54
by sdibaja
tardy wrote:Yep, I'll almost guarantee that the new Debian install formatted the existing Swap partition, which changed the UUID.

Run

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sudo blkid
to check the UUID of the swap partition, and compare it to the fstab entry. Edit as necessary.
Thanks, found. It was the UUID of the swap... I guess I did not notice the forced format in the installer.

I have had this happen before (swap formatted) but I don't recall it causing hang on startup...
Thanks!