I bought a new machine today and was having problems with the new OS, so I had this mad idea–why not try putting my old hard drive in my new machine? Amazingly, it worked. Windows 10 downloaded all the necessary new drivers and booted right in, but Antergos gave me a few hiccups-- namely the following:
- ERROR: resume: hibernation device ‘UUID=number1’ not found.
ERROR: device ‘UUID=number2’ not found. Skipping fsck.
ERROR: unable to find root device ‘UUI=number2’.
type ‘exit’ to try & continue booting.
sh: can’t access tty; job control turned off.
I can’t actually type ‘exit’ in, as the whole thing freezes up–however, if I restart and boot in via safe mode, Antergos loads just fine.
I’ve left out the UUID numbers because I couldn’t be arsed to type them out, but number1 is the UUID for my swap partition, and number2 is my root partition. I also did a ‘free -m’ to see whether the swap file was working, and it appears to be.
- free -m
total used free shared buff/cache available
Mem: 7937 439 6996 12 501 7409
Swap: 7497 0 7497
I know the swap size is a bit out of whack, but it’s a leftover from my old machine. I’ll make it bigger the next time I do a full reinstall.
I’m not sure whether these errors are the result of me changing virtually all of my hardware and then expecting an older drive to run it, or are a result of idiosyncratic new system woes. In other words, would I have had the same errors had I done a clean install?
Any thoughts/help would be greatly appreciated. For the record: when I say ‘old drive’ it’s probably 6 months old and 3 TB. It’s just ‘old’ because it came from the machine that just went kaput.