I've copied one disk content to another disk and now when system boots I get this:

resume: libgcrypt version: 1.5.0
resume: Could not stat the resume device file '/dev/sda6' please type in full path name to try again or press ENTER to boot the system

The problem is now i don't have /dev/sda6. I removed this row from fstab, restarted system but I still get this message.

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In addition to fstab, you also need to remove the disk from the boot process.

There are two things to check:

  • uswsusp.conf - if there's any line like resume /dev/sda7 there, comment it out.

  • initramfs - update it with update-initramfs -u -k all

  • Jenny thanks for this awesome answer. A lot of fixes for this same problem just list update-initramfs -u as the solution. However your command fixed my problem when I realized that -k all updates all images for versions of kernels known to initramfs. Thanks :) – portforwardpodcast Jan 3 '16 at 4:22
  • @portforwardpodcast I'm glad it helped! – Jenny D Jan 3 '16 at 10:19
  • perfect! what worked here was to comment a line at uswsusp.conf pointing to a valid LVM swap (there seems to have some incompatibility between them), and well... I am on a desktop anyway.. thx! – Aquarius Power Jul 2 '17 at 17:25

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