Mine is a dual boot ASUS running Windows and Ubuntu 19.04. I got the below message on executing apt-get upgrade. Not sure what to do. Pl advice.

I: The initramfs will attempt to resume from /dev/sda8
I: (UUID=9f45488a-dd0a-45f6-9227-3c76bf5349ca)
I: Set the RESUME variable to override this.

Part of fdisk output:

Device   Start        End   Sectors   Size Type

/dev/sda1        2048     923647    921600   450M Windows recovery environment

/dev/sda2      923648    1128447    204800   100M EFI System

/dev/sda3     1128448    1161215     32768    16M Microsoft reserved

/dev/sda4     1161216  204802047 203640832  97.1G Microsoft basic data

/dev/sda5   204802048 1023999999 819197952 390.6G Microsoft basic data

/dev/sda6  1024002048 1419223853 395221806 188.5G Microsoft basic data

/dev/sda7  1419225088 1419227135      2048     1M BIOS boot

/dev/sda8  1920106496 1953523711  33417216    16G Linux swap

/dev/sda9  1419227136 1920106495 500879360 238.9G Linux filesystem

The system was just recovered after several GRUB errors and boot-repair. I don't this innocent looking message to screw up everything again.

1 Answer 1


Do you want your system to be able to resume or not?

If not, create /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/resume with the contents:

  • I forgot my markdown. Just have one line in the file with 'RESUME=none' (without the single quotes).
    – zsd
    Sep 4, 2019 at 17:19
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  • Thanks for answering. After quite a bit of deliberation, I attempted to reinstall and ended up repairing Ubuntu installation. That helped reviving things. I am not sure if this is a 'solution' per se and hence did not suggest it as an answer. Sep 12, 2019 at 10:52

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