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

MegaBrutal megabrutal at gmail.com
Fri Mar 20 03:56:54 UTC 2015

2015-03-19 20:06 GMT+01:00 Stuart Gathman <stuart at gathman.org>:
> I've had the same problem on Fedora - so it is not ubuntu specific. On
> Fedora, systemd has a timeout for VG activation.  That can be increased.
> However, you can flag the snapshot to *not* be activated automatically (Skip
> activation: -k) at volume group activation. That allows the system to boot
> (remote reboot), and then you can manually activate the big snapshot (or
> automatically in a later script) - waiting the requisite 5 or 10 minutes.

Thank you very much! It seems to be a nice workaround. Although, I
can't live with it as Utopic has old LVM version which doesn't have
this feature. (Though Vivid will have it.)

Anyway, is it a wild idea to prioritize the activation of the root
device in initrd?

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