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#1 2019-10-31 19:27:18

smithinger44
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Registered: 2016-01-01
Posts: 45

System boot freeze on "Activating swap"

Hi.
Today I'm trying to install arch on a Dell T3500 workstation that has last seen arch over 2 years ago.
Unfortunately, despite everything going smoothly during installation, the system won't boot past "Activating swap SWAP PARTITION" (quiet disabled) despite swap partition being disabled.

https://i.imgur.com/ufKFjyI.jpg

I've tried disabling ucode update, disabling fsck, but none seem to work.

Edit 1:
Boot also freezes on "Started Create Volatile Files and Directories" and "Starting Update UTMP about System Boot/Shutdown"
Downgrade to Kernel 4.20.13 doesn't help.


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Last edited by 2ManyDogs (2019-10-31 23:06:19)

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#2 2019-11-01 10:39:18

WSDMatty
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Registered: 2019-08-27
Posts: 20

Re: System boot freeze on "Activating swap"

How is swap disabled? What does your /etc/fstab look like? It looks to be trying to activate swap on partition 2 of your drive.

You said "boot also freezes".. does it get past the first error and move on to a new one, or are these just places where your boot stalls for a few moments? Does it still hang indefinitely on activating swap or did it move past that?

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#3 2019-11-06 10:55:55

telis80
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Registered: 2015-03-26
Posts: 92

Re: System boot freeze on "Activating swap"

Hi,

When installing did you try to

swapon

and no error came up?

Also would be good as said previously to show us /etc/fstab and also whats the output of

fdisk -l

Or do you want to completely to bypass and dont use at all swap?

Last edited by telis80 (2019-11-06 10:57:21)


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