Ubuntu 9.04 does not run vgchange before mounting filesystems

Bug #368551 reported by Stephen Gallagher on 2009-04-28
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
initramfs-tools (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I manually created my partitions before installing Mythbuntu in the following pattern:
/dev/sda1 100MiB ext3 /boot
/dev/sda2 2048MiB swap swap
/dev/sda3 extended
/dev/sda5 10GiB ext4 /
/dev/sda6 140GiB lvm2

/dev/sdd1 730GiB lvm2

Created a volume group data_archive from both /dev/sda6 and /dev/sdd1.
/dev/mapper/data_archive-home 870GiB ext3 /home

During installation, I experienced Bug 368318 on the first attempt, but my second attempt succeeded. (I will note the difference in the other bug)

After installation completed successfully, I rebooted the machine. It did not boot completely because the checkfs.sh failed, noting an inability to locate the lvm2 partition.

At the maintenance prompt, I am able to perform "mount -a" correctly.

Further, once I disabled the checkfs.sh (to see if I could get it to boot completely without it), the mountall command failed to locate the /home partition, giving the error:
 "* Mounting local filesystems... mount: special device /dev/disk/by-uuid/<...> does not exist"
<...> is the correct UUID of the lvm partition, but it's too long to type by hand.

This appears to be a failure of the boot process to perform vgchange -a before attempting to check or mount the drives.

Hardware Information:
Dell Studio Hybrid
160GB HD
Intel GMA3100 Graphics

Software Information:
Mythbuntu 9.04 installed from the LiveCD, no patches applied at first, tried with an apt-get upgrade and received the same results.

Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Confirmed
Fabián Rodríguez (magicfab) wrote :

Yup, same here. I have to manually do a sudo lvmchange -ay before any LVM partitions can be mounted.

Javier López (javier-lopez) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This bug did not have a package associated with it, which is important for ensuring that it gets looked at by the proper developers. You can learn more about finding the right package at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/FindRightPackage. I have classified this bug as a bug in 'initramfs-tools'. If you believe that I have chosen the wrong package, please change the bug to the correct one. Good luck on getting it fixed

affects: ubuntu → initramfs-tools (Ubuntu)
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