[linux-lvm] Kernel panic - not syncing: No init found. Try passing init= option to,kernel
mauelshagen at redhat.com
Mon May 19 12:40:14 UTC 2008
On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 10:09:51AM +0200, Raquel Real López wrote:
> I have got a RedHat 3 Update 6 system. The system has a hard disk It's
> partitioned like:
> /dev/sda1 /boot Linux
> /dev/sda2 LVM
> /dev/disk1Vol/rootvol /
> /dev/disk1Vol/export /export
> /dev/disk1Vol/softw /softw
> The system was booted and it didn't start again.
> The message was:
> vgscan ERROR "vg_read_with_pv_and_lv(): current PV" can't get data of
> volume group "disk1Vol" from physical volume
Any indication that the disk turned bad from before ?
Looks like it either did and your single copy of the LVM1 metadata
the metadata got corrupted somehow differently.
> And then:
> Kernel panic - not syncing: No init found. Try passing init= option to
Expected kernel behaviour w/o root fs.
> If I boot with a rescue disk and I type "lvdisplay", LV UUID is
LVM1 didn't have UUIDs on LVs, that's why.
Can you access the VG from the rescue disk and access your data alright ?
> How can I recover the system?
If the disk's intact, and you better prove that by running access tests
on /dev/sda from your rescue disk, you have to restore the metadata from
backup using pvcreate+vgcfgrestore. See man vgcfgrestore for details.
> Thanks in advance
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