Bug 313651 - lvm2 volumge groups will not activate on boot if added after os installation
lvm2 volumge groups will not activate on boot if added after os installation
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: lvm2 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: LVM and device-mapper development team
Corey Marthaler
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Reported: 2007-10-01 06:39 EDT by Shmuel Protter NDS Israel
Modified: 2010-05-14 18:55 EDT (History)
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Description Shmuel Protter NDS Israel 2007-10-01 06:39:26 EDT
Description of problem: When adding a volume group to a system update 4 or
update 5 the volume group will not activate on next boot without manually adding
vgchange -a y vg01 to the /etc/rc.sysinit script

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
lvm2 update 4 and update 5

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Setup system with all but /boot lvm
2. pvcreate a new disk after partitioning with fdisk
3. vgcreate a volume group (example vg01)
4. lvcreate a logical volume
5. mkfs.ext3 (filesystems does not matter)
6. create a mountpoint mkdir /lvol1
7. modify /etc/fstab to include /dev/vg01/lvol1 /lvol1 ext3 mount
8. boot system

Actual results:

System should mount the file system, it actually boots into debug mode and the
path /dev/vg01 does not exist. If you manually run vgchange -a y vg01 the path
is created and visible.

Same results when logical volume/vg group creates sys system-config-lvm

A work around is as follows:

Add this to /etc/rc.sysinit

/sbin/vgchange -a y vg01
/sbin/mount -t ext3 /dev/vg01/lvol1 /lvol1

Filesystem choosen does not matter. Not using lvm2 avoids the problem.

I have replicated this behavior on RH 4 update 4 and update 5.
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Comment 1 Jonathan Earl Brassow 2008-10-21 20:26:15 EDT
Perhaps it's a little late to be asking about this one...  So, the first question  should be, are you still having this issue?

We would need to see /etc/fstab, /etc/lvm/lvm.conf, and 'vgs; lvs' output.
Comment 2 Milan Broz 2010-05-14 18:55:38 EDT
In needinfo for more than two years, closing.

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