Bug 546927 - root on lvm volume not found during boot
root on lvm volume not found during boot
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: udev (Show other bugs)
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x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Harald Hoyer
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-12-12 12:49 EST by bauwens
Modified: 2009-12-25 12:03 EST (History)
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Description bauwens 2009-12-12 12:49:26 EST
Description of problem:

root partition on lvm volume not found during boot.  Ends with "sleeping forever"

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
2.6.31.6-166.fc12.x86_64.  Also in 162.  145 worked.

How reproducible:

Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. booting

  
Actual results:

Does not complete booting

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Additional info:

It appears the issue has to do with logging to /var/log/lvm2.log.  This is the log file named in the lvm.conf that is loaded during boot.  

When trying to run any lvm command after having dropped to a shell, message comes up 

/var/log/lvm2.log: fopen failed: no such file or directory

(same message appears during boot sequence before failing)
  
If dropping to a shell, copying a version of lvm.conf in which the logfile is removed an then doing
lvm vgchange -ay

the lvm volumes then show up.  At that point, mounting the lvm volume as /sysroot works and exiting leads to a successful boot.
Comment 1 bauwens 2009-12-25 12:03:26 EST
This appears to have been fixed in kernel 2.6.31.9-174.fc12.x86_64

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