Now Working... but...

Peter Jones pjones at
Mon Jul 25 04:39:21 UTC 2005

On Sat, 2005-07-23 at 11:10 +0200, Mark Wormgoor wrote:
> Hi,
> > I finally managed to have a working system.
> > 
> > What now happens is that after the initrd finishes, there is 
> > no /dev/mapper/sil... but just /dev/mapper and "control".
> > 
> > I have to manually do a "dmraid -ay" to get the drive back, and this sounds 
> > strange to me since the system is just up and running, how can it access the 
> > disk if it is not seen in /dev/mapper? this should apply to swap space also.
> > 
> > How can I workaround this? what is a safe place to put the dmraid command?
> Initrd usually places the /dev/mapper/sil* nodes in a ramdisk, which gets 
> unmounted after the system boots.  On my fedora system, I put another dmraid 
> command in /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit, just after lvm initialization.

Just FYI, in the current FC /dev is a tmpfs mount, and you get the
same /dev during initrd as later in booting.

So it may be something simple, like initrd needing to make the mapper
directory, or something like that (I _think_ that's created by udev
during rc.sysinit right now).


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