[CentOS] swap labeling annoyance

mark m.roth at 5-cent.us
Fri Jan 6 12:26:23 UTC 2012

John Doe wrote:
> From: "m.roth at 5-cent.us" <m.roth at 5-cent.us>
>> I just upgraded a blade server via rsync from another server. Rebuilt the
>> initrd. It boots fine... except that it won't turn on the swap partition.
>> Several times, I've made sure swap was off, then mkswap -L SWAP-sda3
>> /dev/sda3, but when I do swapon -L SWAP-sda3, it complains it can't find
>> the device for the label.
> Did you check the partition label after the mkswap?
> I just am wondering if the '-' in the middle is handled correctly...

Works on all our other servers. This is the first time I'm trying on a 
blade (and we have almost no blades).


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