[linux-lvm] 0.8i --> 0.8final

Michael Marxmeier mike at msede.com
Sat Mar 18 22:45:12 UTC 2000

> I tried to migrate my system (currently running 2.2.14 / 0.8i with devfs)
> to 2.3.99-pre1 with the lvm patch applied. I built the new user space
> tools and copied the new vgscan and vgchange and liblvm.so to my initrd
> image (as i'm using root on LVM) and tried to boot. It failed as the
> vgscan reported no volume groups! I was unable to debug further as I can't
> boot into anything using this new kernel now - so i've reverted to 2.2.14.
> Any ideas?

Do you have devfs mounted in /dev ?
If you use the devfs=nomount kernel option (so devfs is _not_ mounted
in /dev) you need to apply a small patch as described in


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