I again have problems with my swap. I using an encrypted swapfile. It worked until i rebooted my PC. When im trying to boot it is just showing this: Boot problem I disabled my swap in the recovery mode for now. But i am really confused why it has this boot problem.


UUID=479cf731-657a-4f19-bd30-975b4019299f /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
/dev/disk/by-uuid/AAE010E1E010B613 /mnt/AAE010E1E010B613 auto nosuid,nodev,nofail,x-gvfs-show 0 0
/dev/mapper/cryptswap none swap sw 0 0


cryptswap /swapfile /dev/urandom swap

If any further information is needed, let me know and I will post it.

  • This occurs occasionally in my system. Last time it occured after I had to force reboot by Alt-PrtScr-{s,u,b} when resume from suspend to RAM did not work. Rebooting by Ctrl-Aly-Del helped.
    – jarno
    Sep 16, 2016 at 12:31
  • BTW how do you know it will never end?
    – jarno
    Sep 16, 2016 at 12:32

1 Answer 1


The comment from @jarno helped a lot. Instead of killing the machine with a hard power down, simply press Ctrl Alt Del.

  • systemd manual - "If this signal is received more than 7 times per 2s, an immediate reboot is triggered."
    – user986805
    Mar 20, 2020 at 16:49

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