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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0003860Kali Linux[All Projects] Tool Upgradepublic2017-08-30 08:24
ReporterRickoObwandaAssigned Torhertzog 
Status closedResolutionwon't fix 
Product Version2016.2 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0003860: Boot failure due to kernel udev device manager failure to mount swap partition at /dev/sda5.
DescriptionI upgraded my distro with apt-get upgrade on 3/2/2016. after the upgrade the next boot cannot proceed. The kernel udev device manager outputs "a start job is running for kernel device manager (1min 30sec)." The next output after time out is [depend] dependency failure for swap.The cycle begins all over again with the same output.
  I have boot with rw init=/bin/bash after pressing 'e' at grub advanced menu.
  I have confirmed the uuid number in my fstab is same as output from blkid. but upon command free the swap is 0 0. the values only appear after swapon command. The change to /dev/sda5 in fstab doesnt help. formatting the partition and performing mkswap, swapon do not help. please assist urgently.
Steps To Reproduceapt-get upgrade

Additional Information The laptop is intel pentium cpu, compaq CQ57.



2017-02-06 03:45

reporter   ~0006322

This worked for me:


2017-02-06 10:43

administrator   ~0006323

What about disabling the swap partition in /etc/fstab?

Does this let you boot?

Can you show us the full error messages?

And your list of partitions?
cat /proc/partitions

Is your system fully up-to-date? "apt update && apt full-upgrade"


2017-08-30 08:24

administrator   ~0007192

Bug reporter is not answering my queries.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2017-02-04 12:24 RickoObwanda New Issue
2017-02-06 03:45 kleinblaar Note Added: 0006322
2017-02-06 10:43 rhertzog Assigned To => rhertzog
2017-02-06 10:43 rhertzog Status new => feedback
2017-02-06 10:43 rhertzog Note Added: 0006323
2017-08-30 08:24 rhertzog Status feedback => closed
2017-08-30 08:24 rhertzog Resolution open => won't fix
2017-08-30 08:24 rhertzog Note Added: 0007192