It must have been a long time since I tried this...
You were not mislead. You will have to disable UUID on you swap - IMHO swap does not need a UUID.
quote from http://wolfger.wordpress.com/2007/08/31/ubuntu-and-uuid/
I remember seeing the UUID mounting entries in fstab. I don’t like things I don’t understand, so I decided to convert the UUID line for “swap” that you see above into something more sane, and recognizable to any Linux admin:
/dev/hda2 none swap sw 0 0