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Bug 108647 - LVM fails to be recognized after creation
LVM fails to be recognized after creation
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: lvm (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Heinz Mauelshagen
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-10-30 16:27 EST by Jp Robinson
Modified: 2008-03-17 12:21 EDT (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2008-03-17 12:21:49 EDT
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Description Jp Robinson 2003-10-30 16:27:47 EST
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Description of problem:
I installed my machine with lvm as the "/" partition and it seemed to go ok, but
when it rebooted, it kernel paniced mounting the root partition. 

I tried to investigate via rescue mode, but it had trouble mounting it as well,
but this may be due to using a rh9 cd1 to do rescue (install of AS 3 was network). 

So I reinstalled and made a "/data" partition on lvm, and on first boot, it also
failed to be recognized. I commented it out of fstab and tried to run "vgscan"
to see if it was even seeing the partition. vgscan fails with:

vgscan -- reading all physical volumes (this may take a while...)
vgscan -- found active volume group "Volume00"
vgscan -- ERROR "vg_read_with_pv_and_lv(): current PV" can't get data of volume
group "Volume00" from physical volume(s)
vgscan -- "/etc/lvmtab" and "/etc/lvmtab.d" successfully created
vgscan -- WARNING: This program does not do a VGDA backup of your volume group
To tell if this was an installer problem, I tried to follow the man page example
to create an lvm volume. This worked fine, formatted, mounted, etc. But failed
on a subsequent vgscan as well. 

As an additional note, I have lvm on a seperate machine, and it is working
perfectly. Also running AS 3.

Let me know any additional information you may need.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install with lvm
2.fail to recognize on boot

1. Create new lvm volume
2. fail to recognize on boot.
aLways fails on this machine.


Additional info:
Comment 2 Heinz Mauelshagen 2004-04-22 10:32:24 EDT
In order to activate root on LV, the initrd must run "vgscan;vgchange
-ay" successfully, which can fail if it is too small or has too few
inodes and the proper root fs switch must happen.
Reassigned to mkinitrd owner.
Comment 3 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-10-19 15:33:26 EDT
This bug is filed against RHEL 3, which is in maintenance phase.
During the maintenance phase, only security errata and select mission
critical bug fixes will be released for enterprise products. Since
this bug does not meet that criteria, it is now being closed.
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