Bug 921887 - initramfs fails to mount lvm disks and systemd drop in an emergency console
Summary: initramfs fails to mount lvm disks and systemd drop in an emergency console
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dracut
Version: 20
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: dracut-maint
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-03-15 07:52 UTC by Nicolas Mailhot
Modified: 2015-06-30 01:39 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
: 982608 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2015-06-30 01:39:15 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Nicolas Mailhot 2013-03-15 07:52:47 UTC
Description of problem:
initramfs fails to mount lvm disks and systemd drop in an emergency console

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results:
emergency console

Expected results:
successful boot

Additional info:
successful boot log (for some definitions of successful) in Bug #921732 - Kernel oops after a few hours

Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2013-03-15 09:05:36 UTC
can you attach the /run/initramfs/sosreport.txt?

just mount /boot manually and copy over the file

Comment 2 Harald Hoyer 2013-03-15 09:27:07 UTC
anyway, what is the output of:

# lsinitrd | head -4

Comment 3 Harald Hoyer 2013-03-15 09:45:11 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> anyway, what is the output of:
> # lsinitrd | head -4

sorry, of course:

# lsinitrd /boot/initramfs-3.9.0-0.rc2.git0.3.fc20.x86_64.img | head -4

Comment 4 Harald Hoyer 2013-03-15 11:55:16 UTC

# koji download-build --arch=$(arch) systemd-198-6.fc19
# koji download-build --arch=$(arch) dracut-026-48.git20130315.fc19
# rpm -Fvh systemd*.rpm dracut*.rpm
# dracut -f --kver=<kernel_version>

Comment 5 Nicolas Mailhot 2013-03-15 19:51:47 UTC
Thank you for the quick fix, I didn't even have the time to return home to provide you the requested information:)

Comment 6 Fedora End Of Life 2013-09-16 17:12:37 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 20 development cycle.
Changing version to '20'.

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Comment 7 SpuyMore 2013-10-04 11:18:59 UTC
I'm using fc18 and updated dracut-024-25.git20130205.fc18.x86_64 to dracut-029-1.fc18.2.x86_64.rpm. First thing I noticed was the absence of /etc/dracut.conf.d/01-dist.conf in the new dracut. That's why I ran dracut to generate a new initramfs and compared it to the initramfs file I had before. It turned out to be almost twice as large, not necessarily a problem, but inside I noticed among others lvm was missing. And that would be a big problem because I am using lvm + md. So I reverted dracut, /etc files, initramfs back because I doubt my system will boot using new dracut and initramfs. And this bug report seems to confirm my fears.

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