Bug#516213: vg not found at the boot
Jan Čípa <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On the first boot after installing debian-500-hppa-DVD-1.iso on HP
> A500 PA-RISC, booting halts on
> ALERT! /dev/mapper/hp--server-root does not exist. Dropping to a shell!
> Setup with guided LVM option, kept recommended defaults. No complaints
> during installation.
> Machine: HP A500 class, dual CPU, 2GB RAM, 34GB internal SCSI disk,
> external SCSI tape drive and DVD-ROM.
> Begin: Mounting root file system ... Begin: Running /scripts/local-top ... [17179584.784000] device-mapper: uevent: version 1.0.3
> [17179584.788000] device-mapper: ioctl: 4.13.0-ioctl (2007-10-18) initialised: email@example.com
> Volume group "hp-server" not found
> [17179590.176000] scsi 3:0:15:0: Direct-Access HP 36.4G MAN3367MC HP04 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2
> [17179590.184000] target3:0:15: tagged command queuing enabled, command queue depth 16.
> [17179590.220000] target3:0:15: Beginning Domain Validation
> [17179590.244000] target3:0:15: asynchronous
> [17179590.268000] target3:0:15: wide asynchronous
> [17179590.284000] target3:0:15: FAST-20 WIDE SCSI 40.0 MB/s ST (50 ns, offset 16)
> [17179590.304000] target3:0:15: Domain Validation skipping write tests
> [17179590.340000] target3:0:15: Ending Domain Validation
> [17179590.348000] scsi 3:0:15:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
> [17179590.464000] Driver 'sd' needs updating - please use bus_type methods
> [17179590.472000] sd 3:0:15:0: [sda] 71132960 512-byte hardware sectors (36420 MB)
> [17179590.504000] sd 3:0:15:0: [sda] Write Protect is off
> [17179590.520000] sd 3:0:15:0: [sda] Write cache: disabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
> [17179590.544000] sd 3:0:15:0: [sda] 71132960 512-byte hardware sectors (36420 MB)
> [17179590.620000] sd 3:0:15:0: [sda] Write Protect is off
> [17179590.748000] sd 3:0:15:0: [sda] Write cache: disabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
> [17179590.772000] sda: sda1 sda2 sda3
> [17179590.900000] sd 3:0:15:0: [sda] Attached SCSI disk
> Gave up waiting for root device.
Looks like vgchange was executed before the physical volume was
discovered at the end of the SCSI scan. Please issue the
command and exit the shell. If the system boots up, then it's an
initramfs-tools bug, rather than an installer bug.