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debian9 amd64 failure to connect to lvmetad, falling back to device scanning

On a vintage VAIO I have no problems with amd64 stretch. With a raid1-based on the X79 chip, upgrading from jessie to stretch (I need a higher CUDA version than available on jessie for latest experimental NAMD molecular dynamics) went on regularly. However, the command

# systemctl set-default multi-user.target

(which worked fine on said VAIO to boot at the $ linux prompt) led to failure to connect to lvmetad, falling back to device scanning, whereby an endless disk scanning begun.

I tried:

1) Super grub2 disk: OK it led to clean boot but I found no way to fix the problem.

2) Accessing the X79 computer from said VAIO (both are on a LAN) equally allowed to manage everything but I was unable to fix the problem.

3) From said VAIO:
 # systemctl enable lvm2-lvmetad.service

OK, but it was lost on needed reboot.

I never had to reinstall a debian amd64 but this time I am lost.

Thanks for any kind suggestion

francesco pietra


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