Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 230060
When root on LV is defined using LABEL= in /etc/fstab, lvm is not added to initrd
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:42 EST
Description of problem:
When root on LV is defined using LABEL= in /etc/fstab, lvm is not added to
initrd unpon kernel install.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
mkinitrd-184.108.40.206-1 (the latest in webqa's RHEL 5 channel)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have root on LV (let's say /dev/vg0/root)
2. Tune2fs -L it to give it label hostroot.
3. Set / in /etc/fstab to be LABEL=hostroot, instead of /dev/vg0/root.
4. Install kernel (rpm -i kernel-2.6.18-9.el5.i686.rpm)
5. Check the content of the initrd: gunzip -c < /boot/initrd-2.6.18-9.el5.img |
Observe that /etc/lvm/* and /bin/lvm are missing. Upon the reboot, the root fill
not be found.
/etc/lvm/* and /bin/lvm should be present, no error upon the next reboot.
I've seen plenty of reports similar to this problem for FC6, however, none for
RHEL 5. I was surprised that mkinitrd in RHEL 5 Gold has the problem, hence this
As the bug is present in RHEL 5 as well, I'm changing the Product to reflect that.
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