Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 140090
Nested LVM devices not created during install.
Last modified: 2008-03-17 12:20:21 EDT
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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
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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.
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.
Created attachment 107074 [details]
output from 'ls -l /dev/Volume00'
Notice that LV devices 0, 1, and 2 are all missing.
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
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
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