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Bug#287047: debian-installer: LVM, hangs while populating /dev if no disk in the 2nd CDROM drive

reassign 287047 lvm2

Jean-Luc Coulon (f5ibh) wrote:
> I've tested the netinst image got on 20041220 for i386 and installed a lvm based
> system.

So the install worked, but the system failed or was slow to boot because
of this problem. So it seems to be a bug in the lvm tools, not the

> I've 2 CDROM drives: /dev/hdc which is a burner with the D-I CD mounted in and
> /dev/hdd which is a CDROM reader.
> If there is no disk in /dev/hdd then the installer enters a endless loop
> probing the CDROM (led blinking). I had to put a disk in the drive to have the
> process to complete (successfully).
> In /etc/lvm/lvm/conf there is a filter on /dev/cdrom:
>     # Exclude the cdrom drive
>         filter = [ "r|/dev/cdrom|" ]
> I think a filter on the second drive should sove this problem.

FWIW, I have this in my own lvm.conf:

    filter = [ "r|/dev/cdrom.*|" ]

I think that I had to add it for similar reasons, though I have only 1 CD
drive. Does adding the .* at the end work for you?

see shy jo

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