Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 80851
Weird message at boot -> vgchange - no volume groups change
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:49:25 EDT
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Description of problem:
I get this message lots of times at boot (on init):
vgchange - no volume groups change
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Turn on your computer
2. Choose Rh beta on grub.
3. Watch the init messages.
What sort of partitioning setup do you have?
Disk /dev/hde: 41.1 GB, 41110142976 bytes
16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 79656 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hde1 1 610 307408+ 82 Linux swap
/dev/hde2 * 611 79656 39839184 83 Linux
Is that your only hard drive?
Its the only with the cables connected :) The other one is disconnected (both
power and IDE cable). I also have a CDROM.
/dev/hde is connected with a 80pin cable on a promise onboard controller (the
one that comes with Asus A7A 133).
/dev/cdrom is connected on the via controller.
Do you have an /etc/lvmtab?
Yes, i have, but its an empty file.
Empty, zero-byte file? What happens if you remove it?
[root@zeus etc]# ls -la lvmtab
-rw-r----- 1 root root 1 Jan 2 21:41 lvmtab
[root@zeus etc]# cat lvmtab
Its not zero-byte, but its empty.
Ive removed it (nothing happened) but i cant reboot the machine right now, i
will post the results tomorrow. Thanks.
Yeo. Deleting that file made the messages disappear.
OK, apparently at one point vgscan made a weird lvmtab file. I don't think
there's much the initscripts can do about this.
What is the history of that lvmtab file? Did you create and then delete any
logical volumes? Or was this happening ever since you installed the system?
Just installed the system on an empty partiton and booted it. I didnt change the
disks/partitions after the install.
This is the same issue as Bug #81168 which is under anaconda, fixed in CVS.
Thanks for spotting that, Josiah.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 81168 ***