Bug 140090 - Nested LVM devices not created during install.
Nested LVM devices not created during install.
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: lvm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Alasdair Kergon
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2004-11-19 12:48 EST by Northwestern Support
Modified: 2008-03-17 12:20 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2008-03-17 12:20:21 EDT
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Correctly created /etc/fstab (836 bytes, text/plain)
2004-11-19 12:51 EST, Northwestern Support
no flags Details
output from 'ls -l /dev/Volume00' (265 bytes, text/plain)
2004-11-19 12:53 EST, Northwestern Support
no flags Details
output from pvdisplay (454 bytes, text/plain)
2004-11-19 12:56 EST, Northwestern Support
no flags Details
Output from 'vgdisplay' (563 bytes, text/plain)
2004-11-19 12:57 EST, Northwestern Support
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Description Northwestern Support 2004-11-19 12:48:03 EST
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Description of problem:
On installing RHEL3-AS using LVM, several of the LVM volume group
devices are not created, preventing the system from booting.  The
/etc/fstab file is created correctly (attached), however not all of
the device files in /dev/VolumeGroup00 are created (listing also

Specifically, 6 logical volumes should have been created
(/dev/VolumeGroup/LogVol[0-5])  However, only LVs 3,4, and 5 actually
exist (for /, /var, and /home) respectively.  The other three are missing.

The outputs from pvdisplay and vgdisplay are also attached.  Note that
There is some 500GB of unallocated space in the vgdisplay output--this
is the amount that *should* have been used by the three missing

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
Create LVM and mount points as in the attached fstab.txt file.

Actual Results:  LVM VG devices were not created, although they did
appear correctly in anaconda/disk druid

Expected Results:  All LVM devices should have been created.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Northwestern Support 2004-11-19 12:51:04 EST
Created attachment 107073 [details]
Correctly created /etc/fstab

This is the /etc/fstab file created by the installer.  It is correct, although
some the LVM devices it refers to are not created.
Comment 2 Northwestern Support 2004-11-19 12:53:45 EST
Created attachment 107074 [details]
output from 'ls -l /dev/Volume00'

Notice that LV devices 0, 1, and 2 are all missing.
Comment 3 Northwestern Support 2004-11-19 12:56:13 EST
Created attachment 107075 [details]
output from pvdisplay

This is the output from 'pvdisplay /dev/sda3'.	The sda devices is a RAID
array; sda1 is /boot, sda2 is swap, and sda3 is an LVM PV.  There are only 3
Comment 4 Northwestern Support 2004-11-19 12:57:43 EST
Created attachment 107076 [details]
Output from 'vgdisplay'

Output from 'vgdisplay'.  Note that there are 500GB of free space--which should
be allocated to the three missing loggical volumes.  There should be no
Comment 5 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-10-19 15:13:41 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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If you feel this bug is indeed mission critical, please contact your
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