I have two swap partitions in fstab :

    /dev/sda8    none            swap    sw,pri=1           0       0
    /dev/sdb8    none            swap    sw,pri=1           0       0

How to set swap in /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/resume file?

According to SwapFaq this will not work for 12.04:

INFO: This will not work for 12.04, resume from hibernate work differently in 12.04.

How to do it in Ubuntu 12.04?

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    Really nice introductions exist in the link. Thanks! Sep 3, 2018 at 16:01

2 Answers 2


Check UUID

 sudo blkid


 sudo gedit /etc/default/grub 

to pull up the boot loader configuration. Look for the line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="" and using your UUID add:


That means change this


to this

  GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash resume=UUID=41e86209-3802-424b-9a9d-d7683142dab7"

save then edit:

gksu gedit /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/resume 

and make sure its contents are


(with your UUID of course in place of mine). Save the file!

 sudo update-grub
 sudo update-initramfs -u -k all



Edit: Technically only one of the two methods needs to be used, the kernel parameter in the grub file will take precedence over the initramfs resume config file

  • In GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT, does 'resume' need to be upcase: 'RESUME'? I find in /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/resume it is upcase. May 9, 2013 at 7:36
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    check the link which i have pasted in last ..... its in lowercase ...
    – Qasim
    May 9, 2013 at 8:09
  • The two swaps form a raid0. If I can choose both of it in /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/resume ? If I must choose only one of the both? May 9, 2013 at 13:42
  • i think you need to choose the raid0 uuid
    – Qasim
    May 9, 2013 at 14:22
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    I don't understand why you update /etc/default/grub? At the message is from initramfs, changing /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/resume should be more than enough. You add another dependency in Grub, which will make the next change much more difficult. But thanks for pointing out the resume file + update-initramfs, that did the trick!
    – Yvan
    Feb 25, 2018 at 18:18

(18.04) You can also edit /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/resume and change RESUME=UUID=$uuid to the output of blkid /dev/raidN (whatever block device your 2 swap devices are RAID'd as)

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