[linux-lvm] LVM VG is not activated during system boot

Peter Rajnoha prajnoha at redhat.com
Tue Nov 25 08:01:42 UTC 2014

On 11/24/2014 11:27 PM, MegaBrutal wrote:
> Hi all,
> I use Ubuntu, and several weeks ago I asked a question about LVM here:
> http://askubuntu.com/questions/542656/lvm-vg-is-not-activated-during-system-boot
> Unfortunately, I didn't receive any answers.
> I don't know if my problem is distro-specific or not, but I try to ask
> here too.
> I have 2 VGs on my system, and for some reason, only one of them gets
> activated during the initrd boot sequence, which doesn't have my root
> LV, so my boot sequence halts with an initrd prompt. I already specified
> in lvm.conf that I wish both my VGs to be auto-activated with
> auto_activation_volume_list, but it has no effect.
> Could anyone please advise what might be the problem?


What's the exact lvm2 version used (lvm --version)?

Is lvmetad enabled in your setup? (global/use_lvmetad=1 setting
in lvm.conf and lvmetad daemon running?)

Does it activate when you run vgchange -aay vmdata-vg vmhost-vg
directly on the busybox cmd line?


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