[Bug 117373] kernel update requires change fstab syntax sdxx to hdxx

S Citrin sctrn3e8 at yahoo.com
Mon May 28 15:33:17 UTC 2007

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: linux-image-2.6-386

Automatic update from  kernel 2.6.20-15-generic to 2.6.20-16-generic.
System will start to boot but then hangs with message "Resume: could not
stat the resume device, please type the file name to try again"
(spelling error in quotes verbatim). If you hit return, system boots,
but drives other than the root drive fail to mount(including the swap
drive). If run update-initramfs, still same behavior.

Problem can solved by editing  fstab and changing entries from sdxx to
hdxx, for example, /dev/sda5 to /dev/hda5.   Apparently, the kernel
update failed to include the recent feisty change  from /dev/hdx  to
/dev/sdx syntax.   Note on the system on which this occurred the drives
are PATA, not SATA, yet when feisty was installed that fstab generated
was with the sdx syntax  (which worked  with kernel 2.6.20-15, but not
the version)

** Affects: linux-meta (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: Unconfirmed

 kernel update requires change fstab syntax sdxx to hdxx
You received this bug notification because you are a member of Kernel
Bugs, which is a bug contact for linux-meta in ubuntu.

More information about the kernel-bugs mailing list