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Re: Cannot boot from root lvm volume: lvm2 broken?

On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 5:15 PM, Jack Schneider <puck@dp-indexing.com> wrote:
On Wed, 26 Mar 2008 20:32:50 +0100
"Benjamin Kircher" <benjamin.kircher@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi there,
> need some advice over here. Installed Etch from netinstall iso and upgraded
> to sid, which works flawlessly. All partitions except /boot are in a LVM
> group (even my root fs is a LVM volume). Then I removed (more precise:
> purged) 2.6.18-5-486 kernel in favor of 2.6.24-1-686. After running a
> "update-initramfs -u" and a "shutdown -r now" my box fails to boot up. It
> complains:
> (nah nah nah, a lot of this not and a lot of that not, neh neh ney)
> ...
> /scripts/local-top/lvm2: line 68 tr not found
> /scripts/local-top/lvm2: line 68 sed not found
> (I guess, this part of the script tries to activate my volume group)
> ...
> /proc/mounts: fopen %s failed: No such file or directory
> Failed to create lvm type filter
> Waiting for root file system ...
> ... which my box never gets. Hereafter it throws me to a very limited shell.
> Indeed, /proc and /dev are empty ;(
> Google isn't my friend: A search found no similar messages like this. There
> are no bugs listed for the lvm2 package which describes this behavior nor
> are there any recent changes in the /scripts/local-top/lvm2 script.
> Any clues from you guys on how to proceed and hunting down this issue?
> Thanks in advance,
> Benjamin

Hi, Did you update grub (if that's what your using)?  grub install? or edit at boot?

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Hi Jack,

no, I didn't update grub explicitly, but the kernel line is correct.

kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.24-1-686 root=/dev/mapper/group0-logical1 ro vga=0x318


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