Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 115592
Logical Volume Manager hangs on boot on LVM/LVM2 root filesystem
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:36 EST
Description of problem:
After installing FC2 test1 root filesystem on LVM2 logical volume boot
hangs on Logicial Volume Manager initialization trying to access CDROM
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC2 test 1 on LVM2 root filesystem
3. This problem is noted in the release notes
After message is issued about LVM startup the light on the hard drive
and the CDROM drive blink alternately and boot does not proceed.
The workaround is to place a cdrom in the drive after the grub screen
is displayed and before kernel is loaded by grub. A quick fix would
for anaconda to create an /etc/lvm/lvm.conf file that excludes the
cdrom drive. A better fix would be for the LVM to figure out not to
wait around for an empty removable drive.
Are you shure that it doesn't boot after a while? I see the same, but
after three minutes or so, the boot finally proceeds.
Not meaning to say that this behaviour is correct though.
LVM2 is using a not-very-good mechanism for searching for devices. It
will be fixed in a future upstream release, as it looks in sysfs.
Should be fixed in rawhide for now, unless you've got raid devices as