mkswap on every boot

Andrew Robinson awrobinson at
Thu Jun 10 04:54:12 UTC 2004

jludwig wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-06-09 at 22:48, Steve Pyatt wrote:
>>>>>I'm running FC2 and have my swap setup on a separate drive. It was 
>>>>>formatted as a swap and everything looks good in /etc/fstab. However 
>>>>>every time I reboot I have to run a mkswap and swapon against it. Is 
>>>>>there any thoughts on this? Or is there anyway I can get that done on
>>>My fstab has this for swap.  Is yours the same?
>>>/dev/hda3               swap                    swap    defaults
>>0 0
>>Except mine is hda1
> I have had swap partitions fail mount on (rare occasions) boot because
> of hard shutdowns. Could something be corrupting the swap partition on
> shutdown?

I'm late to this thread so I hope I'm not spewing nonsense. I have a 
similar problem with LinuxPPC on my Mac clone. Turns out I forgot to set 
the partition id to Linux swap (82?). I'm afraid to try to set it now 
because I don't want to mess up my Mac partitions. So I have to run 
mkswap and swapon when I boot into LinuxPPC.


Andrew Robinson

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