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Re: [linux-lvm] How to upgrade old LVM version.



On Fri, Sep 06, 2002 at 08:47:02PM +0100, Dick Middleton wrote:
> Hi,
> 
>     I'm currently running LVM 0.9.1_beta6 on Debian 2.2 with kernel 
> 2.2.19 and have been trying
> for some time to upgrade to something more recent.
> 
> Whenever I try this I find that vgscan from any newer version of LVM 
> hangs (without
> error messages) - I'm forced to reboot.  The only evidence I can find is 
> if I run pvscan.  
> This reports "different structure size".

vgscan coming with a newer LVM version should scan your disks fine.
Tha fact that it hangs could refer to an empty CDROM or the like scanned
and a large timeout involved.

Running "vgscan -d" should find the relevant 'candidate'.
If so, temporarily inserting a valid CD or removing the /dev/ entry
could help it.

> 
> I currently have all my filesystem including root running on LVM on top 
> of software RAID so
> it's a fairly delicate business mucking about with this.  I'm looking 
> for  a way to fix the problem
> other than decanting everything to tape and starting from scratch again.
> 
> I do have a separate bootable disc with 2.4 kernel and LVM 1.0 which I 
> can use as a stepping
> stone but so far this too hangs as soon as vgscan is run.
> 
> Any advice would be appreciated.
> 
> Dick
> 
> 
> 
> 
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