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Re: [Diagnostic Summary] Re: Strange message during boot

On Fri 12 Jan 2018 at 06:19:57 (-0600), Richard Owlett wrote:
> On 01/11/2018 01:43 PM, David Wright wrote:
> >On Thu 11 Jan 2018 at 11:10:33 (-0600), Richard Owlett wrote:
> >>I multi-boot several varieties of Debian.
> >>When booting one specific install, it displays many repetitions of:
> >>>>Begin: Running /scripts/local-block ... done.
> >
> >>It then proceeds to bring up an apparently normal system.
> >[…]
> >>sda8 - The problem install is Debian 8. It had been my primary work
> >>       install until I trashed some data files. It has been kept to
> >>       reconstruct those files as I have time.
> >
> >Two questions: When did this start happening?
> Not sure. Noticed it recently after fixing a long standing problem
> involving a bad UUID for the swap partition.

Perhaps it's no coincidence then that the Wanderer's earlier
forum reference concerns a swap partition's UUID.

> Debian installer
> automatically changes the swap's UUID when a partition already
> identified as "swap partition" is used. I can sort-of see why it's
> done, but I find it a *NUISANCE* ;<

Workarounds, including mine, have already been posted in response to
your earlier threads here on this topic.

> >In view of the portion quoted above, why bother?
> A forensic/educational analysis of just what I did to mess up what
> had been a nice and well working system.
> There may still be useful data there.

A forensic analysis of a vague error message (which took a day to be
solicited) over this list? Seems unlikely.

> Also, there are programs there I use rarely that I don't want to
> lose for now, but can't justify adding to current install. When disk
> space becomes critical, I'll likely move it to a flash drive.

GB/$ disk vs flash is still quite high.


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