[linux-lvm] vgscan and initrd

Herbert Poetzl herbert at 13thfloor.at
Wed Jul 2 22:51:02 UTC 2003

On Fri, Jun 27, 2003 at 11:13:13PM +0200, Mark de Ruijter wrote:
> I tried to do that just now. 
> Sadly, it didn't work. Still vgscan doesn't see any volume group at all. So once again, kernel panic strikes.
> This is so frustrating :) I mean, the livecd things boot just fine, but it absolutly refuses to boot to that lvm.
> Any more suggestions ?

are you sure that the device nodes for the physical
volumes are present? (in case of doubt, try with devfs
and mount at boot option ;)

just an idea ...


> "Mark H. Wood" <mwood at IUPUI.Edu> wrote ..
> > Your follow-up makes it sound as though you have a different problem from
> > mine, but I can answer your question about mounting tmpfs over /etc:
> > 
> >   mount -t tmpfs tmpfs /etc
> > 
> > You wind up with an empty /etc, but at that point there should be no
> > problem.  vgscan just wants some place to store a metadata backup which
> > you are going to throw away, and after pivot-root runs you'll have a
> > different /etc anyway.  If the Gentoo startup scripts are like Red Hat's,
> > they'll do a second LVM metadata backup into the "real" /etc later.
> > 
> > -- 
> > Mark H. Wood, Lead System Programmer   mwood at IUPUI.Edu
> > MS Windows *is* user-friendly, but only for certain values of "user".
> > 
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