Re: HELP - Can't boot - I/O error reading swsusp.image

On Sat, May 03, 2008 at 05:23:46PM -0400, wa9als@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
attempt to access beyond end of device
hda2: rw=16, want=8, limit=2
I/O error reading swsusp image.

one case where "access beyond end of device" can happen is this:

You delete a partition on a disk where also other partitions are used
(mounted, or used for swap).

Then, without rebooting, you recreate the partition but not with
_exactly_ the same starting and ending point (in this case, a ending
point which is before the previous one)

Again without rebooting, you start using the re-created partition. The
kernel sitll has in memory (and in /proc/partitions) the OLD starting
and ending points of the partition, so mkswap, mkfs*, whatever still use
the "old geometry".

Then you reboot, and at the reboot the kernel reads the new partition
table ...

Chi usa software non libero avvelena anche te. Digli di smettere.
Informatica=arsenico: minime dosi in rari casi patologici, altrimenti letale.
Informatica=bomba: intelligente solo per gli stupidi che ci credono.

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