Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 546927
root on lvm volume not found during boot
Last modified: 2009-12-25 12:03:54 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):
188.8.131.52-166.fc12.x86_64. Also in 162. 145 worked.
Steps to Reproduce:
Does not complete booting
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.
This appears to have been fixed in kernel 184.108.40.206-174.fc12.x86_64