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Re: Please help! Lost my LVM VG...

On Thu, 2009-02-12 at 19:09 +0000, Bryn M. Reeves wrote:
>  There were some bugs in older releases (f8 is no longer
> supported/maintained) where udev would not wait long enough for some
> devices to appear, causing these scans to "miss" the VG. That sounds
> plausible here since the vgchange -ay worked after the system had
> booted but there's not really enough information to say for sure.
> Try adding a "sleep 5" or "udevsettle --timeout=30" command to
> rc.sysinit above each of the LVM activation commands.

I don't use LVM, but I've had problems with udevsettle since F10 came
out. I have a permanently-connected USB external drive (an Iomega 500GB
unit) and every time I reboot the following happens:

1) Boot fails because fsck can't find the drive
2) Drop to shell
3) Run 'mount -remount ...'
4) Edit /etc/fstab and comment out the offending line
5) Ctrl-D and rerun the boot
6) Wait for the login window
7) Switch to another VT
8) Login as root and revert the edit to /etc/fstab
9) Run mount
10) Switch back to VT1 and log in.

This gets old very quickly I can tell you. Read all about it at


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