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Re: [linux-lvm] Ext3 -> ReiserFS on '/' convertion prob



Hi!

Thank you very much for your reply! May I pick your brain just a little bit more? Because I can't boot I am currently accessing the LVM LV via the Fedora Core 1 Install 1 CD using the 'linux rescue' option. I tried running that command but it threw a lot of "file not found" errors so I syslinked the missing files into place and it seemed a lot better but I keep getting two more errors;

To show you what I mean here is the output:

-= First, 'df' before I begin...

sh-2.05b# df
Filesystem	1K-blocks	Used	Available  Use%	Mounted on
rootfs		     6120	3564	     2206  62%	/
/dev/root.old	     6120	3564	     2206  62%	/
/tmp/cdrom	   644864	644864	        0 100%	/mnt/source
/dev/vg0/root	 17919448	1916960	 16002488  11%	/mnt/sysimage
/dev/hda1	   101086	6767	    89100   8%	/mnt/sysimage/boot
/dev/hda3	 76304192	32828	 72395284   1%	/mnt/sysimage/single

(Note that I have an IDE for '/boot' and swap)

-= Okay, my simlinks are in place. Now running 'lvmcreate_initrd'

sh-2.05b# lvmcreate_initrd
Logical Volume Manager 1.0.3 by Heinz Mauelshagen 02/19/2002
lvmcreate_initrd -- make LVM initial ram disk /boot/initrd-lvm-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl.gz


lvmcreate_initrd -- finding required shared libraries
lvmcreate_initrd -- stripping shared libraries
lvmcreate_initrd -- calculating initrd filesystem parameters
lvmcreate_initrd -- calculating loopback file size
du: invalid option -- c
BusyBox v0.60.5 (2003.01.24-22:44+000) multi-call binary

Usage: du [-lsxhmk] [FILE]...

lvmcreate_initrd -- making loopback file (541 kB)
lvmcreate_initrd -- making ram disk filesystem 9238 inodes)
lvmcreate_initrd -- mounting ramdisk filesystem
lvmcreate_initrd -- creating new /etc/modules.conf
lvmcreate_initrd -- creating new modules.dep
depmod: Can't open /lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2115.nptl/modules.dep for writing
lvmcreate_initrd -- ERROR running depmod
rmdir: unable to remove '/tmp/mnt.1185': Device or resource busy

-= It failed... Here is 'df' again, with the loopback still mounted

sh-2.05b# df
Filesystem	1K-blocks	Used	Available  Use%	Mounted on
rootfs		     6120	3564	     2206  62%	/
/dev/root.old	     6120	3564	     2206  62%	/
/tmp/cdrom	   644864	644864	        0 100%	/mnt/source
/dev/vg0/root	 17919448	1916960	 16002488  11%	/mnt/sysimage
/dev/hda1	   101086	6767	    89100   8%	/mnt/sysimage/boot
/dev/hda3	 76304192	32828	 72395284   1%	/mnt/sysimage/single
/dev/loop1	      506	19	      487   4%	/tmp/mnt.1185

-= When I try to create a symlink to '/lib/modules' I am told:

sh-2.05b# cd /lib
sh-2.05b# ln -s /mnt/sysimage/lib/modules
ln: creating symbolic link './modules' to '/mnt/sysimage/lib/modules': Read-only file system
sh-2.05b# cd /
sh-2.05b# ls -lah | grep lib
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 16 Dec 19 12:05 lib -> /mnt/runtime/lib
sh-2.05b# cd /mnt/runtime/
sh-2.05b# ls -lah | grep lib
drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1.6k Jan 1 1970 lib


So, have I done something stupidly wrong?? :)

Again, you help is -very- much appreciated!

Madison

Jord Tanner wrote:
You need to run "lvmcreate_initrd", which will create an lvm-initrd file
in /boot. Then edit grub.conf to use the new initrd, and you are off to
the races. This will make the lvm tools available at boot, then your VG
will come online.

On Thu, 2003-12-18 at 21:14, Madison Kelly wrote:

Hi all,

This is my first post to the list so forgive me please if I am making any mistakes of protocol! :)

I am relatively new to LVM but I have read most of the docs that I could find on the topic and I am pretty strong on RAID and general storage tech. With that said, here is my problem/scenario:

I have a small test server that I am trying to use to learn how to configure the '/' filesystem of a Fedora Core 1 install of linux to reside on a software RAID5 array with an LVM VG on top of it and the bulk of that partition on a single LV mounted as '/'. This so far is just fine. Oh, fwiw, the four drives are SCSI on an Adaptec 2940x PCI controller (three in use now, a forth to be used as a temp drive during FS convertion and later added to the array) with another IDE drive used for '/boot' and <swap>.

Now what I am trying to do immidiately is to convert the '/' filesystem from 'ext3' to 'resierfs'. ReiserFS is not an install-time option and the LVM FAQ says simple to boot from a rescue CD, back the '/' LV data up, re-format the LV with a ReiserFS and then restore the data. Sounds easy enough, eh? Anyway, I have been able to do all of this and I am even pretty sure that the data is intact because when I boot the Fedora Core 1 Disk 1 using 'linux rescue' it scans for the install and finds it on both '/dev/sdd1' (the drive I am using temporarily to backup the '/' LV data to) and on '/dev/vg0/root' (the LV that started life as an ext3 filesystem during the OS install).

The problem is that when I boot into the OS proper something somewhere is still telling something to do with LVM that the file system is still ext3 and thus it throws a kernel panic. I have edited '/etc/fstab', '/etc/mtab' and '/etc/blkid.tab' to read 'reiserfs' instead of the original 'ext3'. Am I missing a file somewhere? Is there a command I need to run to tell '/etc/lvmtab' or '/etc/lvmtab.d/root' that the filesystem has changed? Am I missing something all together different?

Anywho, as a little heads up and maybe a little request for comment; once I manage to get the '/' LV on ReiserFS the next thing I want to do is add a forth drive (the '/dev/sdd' drive) to the RAID5 array, extend it via 'raidreconf', add the new space to the PV, pass that space up to the VG and finally extend the 'root' LV and update the filesystem while online (hence the desire for ReiserFS). Am I on the right track? Does anyone who has done this before have any pointers?

Thanks all for listening to a n00by!!

Madison





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