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"David C. Rankin" 06-21-2010 04:33 PM

New Arch Install - Swap Won't Activate - Help the clueless?
 
Guys,

I'm laughing at myself for being unable to get swap activated. Initially, when
I breezed through the install, I forgot to set /dev/sdb6 to type 82 so the box
came up with swap off (2G of ram so not much of an issue)

But now, I want to activate it and I get an error activating swap that frankly,
I have never seen before:

[11:27 dcrgx2:~] # swapon -a
swapon: /dev/sdb6: read swap header failed: Invalid argument

Huh?

Here are the current details of the install:

[11:26 dcrgx2:~] # cat /proc/partitions
major minor #blocks name

8 16 488386584 sdb
8 17 1 sdb1
8 21 144522 sdb5
8 22 1951866 sdb6
8 23 29294496 sdb7
8 24 456992991 sdb8
8 0 39062500 sda
8 1 40131 sda1
8 2 39005820 sda2

[11:26 dcrgx2:~] # fdisk -l /dev/sdb

Disk /dev/sdb: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0005cd36

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 1 60801 488384001 5 Extended
/dev/sdb5 * 1 18 144522 83 Linux
/dev/sdb6 19 261 1951866 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sdb7 262 3908 29294496 83 Linux
/dev/sdb8 3909 60801 456992991 83 Linux


#
# /etc/fstab: static file system information
#
# <file system> <dir> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
devpts /dev/pts devpts defaults 0 0
shm /dev/shm tmpfs nodev,nosuid 0 0

#/dev/cdrom /media/cd auto ro,user,noauto,unhide 0 0
#/dev/dvd /media/dvd auto ro,user,noauto,unhide 0 0
#/dev/fd0 /media/fl auto user,noauto 0 0

/dev/sdb6 swap swap defaults 0 0
UUID=30247a6b-c639-4180-9b44-3535ade87de2 /home ext4 defaults 0 1
UUID=73356263-d92f-4914-bb0d-07f5611b5709 / ext3 defaults 0 1
UUID=de71b9f1-a954-4d41-84c2-926de89d1edb /boot ext3 defaults 0 1

It looks to me like swap should activate. What am I missing? Thanks for any
insight you can lend here.


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