14:29 - Thursday, 24 April 2014

“/dev/mapper/cryptswap1 Is Not Ready Yet Or Not Present” Error With Virtualbox

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I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 yesterday in VirtualBox 4.1.4 and every time I boot Ubuntu it says:

/dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present

I’ve done a fair bit of Googling to try to figure out how to fix this but have come up empty. It appears that the swap is not being mounted, I don’t see it listed when I type the mount command and look at the list of mounted devices.

How can I fix this?


Apparently it is mounting swap. I just checked dmesg. Perhaps the message is not really an error but a timing thing that corrects itself during the boot?

Adding 1046524k swap on /dev/mapper/cryptswap1.  Priority:-1 extents:1 across:1046524k

Another way to check to see if swap is mounted is with free. To manually correct this problem, do sudo swapon -a, which will tell the system “start swapping on ALL of the pre-configured swap areas”