Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 118819
Setting up logical volume management hangs
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:38 EST
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Description of problem:
Three disks, only sda used for install. sdb, sdc unused.
/boot using ext3.
LVM2 used for the remainder of sda.
JFS used for all partitions.
Volume group named rootvg, all JFS volumes named lvroot, lvusr etc.
Boot goes well until:
"Setting up logical volume management:"
There it stops and hangs indefinitely.
CTRL-C several times later I am able to login, and LVM is not working
properly. Filesystems listed as mounted, but not really there.
Only lvroot mounted on / as well as /boot and /dev/shm.
mount -a fails.
Investigated status of /dev devices.
Could only find /dev/rootvg/lvroot there, all others missing.
Ran lvm vgmknodes.
mount -a runs but doesn't do anything useful. All filesystems listed
as mounted, but they are all from the root volume.
Unmount all filesystems, then ran mount -a.
All filesystems appear and look ok.
The system behaves the same way everytime rebooted.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Restart system
Actual Results: System restarts but then hangs.
Expected Results: System completes startup successfully.
Eventually X tries to start up but that doesn't work properly either.
Have you tried with lvm2-2.00.08-5? That should include code to
prevent lvm2 from trying to scan for logical volumes on non-existent
devices during boot.
No I haven't, is that package available from some place for the latest
Yes, it is in rawhide, at
Problem solved in latest lvm2 package...