I have multiboot Debian with others Unix/linux distro. During the boot process ,i get the following error:

A start job is running for dev-disk by \x2duuid-.....1min:30 s
Dependencies failed for swap

After 1min : 30 s the boot process continued without problem , How to solve it?


The problem can reproduced when you multi-boot linux systems with more than one swap is activated during linux install, to solve this issue run the following command to find out the UUID of your swap partition:

ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid

Example of output ( sda4 = your swap partition):

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Oct 27 13:16 cfa74c40-1234-4fee-a2d5-e8c789c629f0 -> ../../sda4

Edit your fstab and change the uuid:

Example:nano /etc/fstab :

# swap was on /dev/sda4 during installation
UUID=f97a6afb-3447-4616-bfa3-123be50f9fa5 none   swap    sw      0     0

Re-create the swap partition and assign the new uuid:

swapoff /dev/sda4
mkswap -U cfa74c40-1234-4fee-a2d5-e8c789c629f0 /dev/sda4
swapon -a

If you have more than 1 swap partition, comment out the other swap partitions on your fstab.

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