I am thinking of installing linux-lts as a backup kernel to use temporarily if mainline breaks (I'm on Arch). I use a swap file under Btrfs and that's not supported on Linux <5.0. Anyway to disable swap file with kernel boot parameters or some other way before systemd mounts the swap file reading off the fstab?

  • Not to write it in the fstab? – 炸鱼薯条德里克 Jul 8 '19 at 10:28
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    Both kernels would use the same fstab, so that wouldnt be a reliable solution because I would need to edit fstab everytime I go to linux LTS, which I would only be using if I couldnt boot from the main kernel – Zethex Jul 8 '19 at 10:33

This is the list of kernel parameters:


Some parameters customize the resume but no parameter disables swap at all.

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