[K12OSN] Main authentication server down

Dan Young dyoung at mesd.k12.or.us
Mon Jul 2 17:34:52 UTC 2007

On 7/2/07, David Hopkins <dahopkins429 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Friday, our school took a series of power hits, and our main server went
> down hard.  At present, it will not boot because it cannot find the
> VolGroup01.  The logical volume for the  OS is present (VolGroup00),  and
> linux rescue lets me see everything on it.  However, during the boot
> process, when the OS (Fedora Core 4, lvm1) goes to find the other volume
> group it is missing, and the boot process halts. I don't care about what is
> on that volume group (I can recover it later if it can be done, or recreate
> it), but ... is there a way to tell the system to not try and locate that
> logical volume?

Caveat emptor. Sounds like you're in a pinch so I'm just throwing this
out there.

>From the rescue mode, can you "vgreduce --removemissing VolGroup01"?
The vgremove man page says that should make the LVM consistent, even
in the absence of a disk. Note that it probably will eat the volume


Dan Young <dyoung at mesd.k12.or.us>
Multnomah ESD - Technology Services

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