Re: cannot mount LVM logical volume in /etc/fstab
On Sat, 16 Oct 2010 16:52:26 -0500,
Seb <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hi, On Debian sid system, I successfully created a LVM logical volume
> in a volume group in a USB external hard drive using
> system-config-lvm. The logical volume was designated as ext3, created
> a mount point for it under /media, and it was also added to /etc/fstab
> by that tool. The following entry in /etc/fstab was created:
> /dev/SUPER/RODINIA /media/RODINIA ext3 defaults 1 2
> However, problems occur during boot-up, with a message "fsck no such
> file or directory while trying to open /dev/SUPER/RODINIA" (couldn't
> save the full message), and the option to enter root password or press
> "Control-D" was offered. Doing the latter, allowed the booting
> procedure to continue, but the LVM volume could not be mounted. The
> volume mounts fine from system-config-lvm (using option "edit
> properties" and choosing "mount"), but the /etc/fstab entry is
> obviously broken. Some people report that it might be a timing issue,
> whereby udev doesn't create the devices fast enough, but it's not
> clear how to get around this or if this is really the problem here.
> Any tips would be welcome.
The problem is the one described here:
but it's hard to believe that this would require tinkering with
/etc/rc.local to work around.