[clug] why not to play with partitions when you don't really understand what you are doing

Michael Cohen michael.cohen at netspeed.com.au
Sun Sep 24 10:24:00 GMT 2006

On Sun, Sep 24, 2006 at 08:08:50PM +1000, Robin Shannon wrote:
> <blah blah blah />
> Begin: Running  /scripts/local-premount...
> [17179573.152000] Attempting manual resume
> [17179573.152000] attempt to access beyond end of device
> [17179573.152000] sda4: rw=16, want=8, limit=2
> [17179573.152000] Kernel panic - not syncing: I/O error reading memory image
> [17179573.152000]
> note: sda4 is the name of what used to be linux-swap and got turned
> into an extended partition
> so... Any ideas? why does it need the stuff in swap? as i understood
> it swap was basically just virtual RAM. How can i tell it where the
> new swap is? do i have any options other than a fresh install?

  looks like its trying to resume from the swap partition. Make sure you fix
  the grub resume=/dev/sda4 option as well. You can edit that manually from the
  grub menu (press e, e and remove that option from the kernel command line).
  You can also just add a noresume option to not allow software suspend
  temporarily until you fix the location of swap.


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