start job is running for dev-disk-by\x2did-ata\x2d.................

Have a prob… :frowning:
Had a hdd fail on me today. (Total fail, absolutely no sign of life).
Have 3x hdd in the machine (-1), mounting various partitions off the drives.
Have cleaned up fstab so there are now no more references to the dead drive (/home was on it - have remove that, /home is now just under / ).
But am now getting this message, every time I boot. I believe the “ST2000…” reference is the old drive.

Any ideas?


grep resume /etc/default/grub

That might need root (depending on file permissions). Does that show a reference to the failed drive?

Yep, heading in the right direction…

john@boss:~> grep resume /etc/default/grub
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="splash=silent resume=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST2000DL003-9VT166_5YD4ESSY-part7 quiet mitigations=auto"

So, looking like it is to do with hibernate/resume (which I have never knowingly used…)
How do I clear, and how did it get there in the first place…?

Easiest way to fix, is with Yast bootloader. It’s in the kernel parameters tab.

If you never hibernate, you can change “resume=something” to “noresume”. Otherwise, put your swap partition there (maybe “resume=UUID=some-funky-string”).

Yes, original swap was on the dead drive.
Question answered!
Thanks for your help. Appreciated!