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Re: [linux-lvm] lvm 1 unable to boot



On Wed, Mar 31, 2004 at 09:42:44PM +0100, Geoff Dolman wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-03-31 at 16:49, Patrick Caulfield wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 31, 2004 at 03:59:39PM +0100, Geoff Dolman wrote:
> > > Hi
> > > 
> > > I have a machine with the following partition structure:
> > > 
> > > /dev/sda1 /boot (ext3)
> > > /dev/sda2 swap
> > > /dev/sda3 LVM
> > > 
> > > The LVM (1.03/rh9) contains one PV and this has Volume00 in it which
> > > contains lvs for slash, usr, var, /usr/local and so on...
> > > 
> > > I rebooted the machine for the first time in ages (same kernel
> > > configuration as the last reboot and no changes - or very few).
> > > 
> > > The machine won't reboot - it panics because of a message (something)
> > > like:
> > > 
> > > vgscan found inactive "Volume00"
> > > Error 28 Unable to make /etc/lvmtab.d/Volume00/Volume00.tmp
> > > vg_cfgbackup.c line 273
> > > 
> > 
> > Error 28 is ENOSPC - your initrd is too small to hold the metadata backups.
> 
> Thanks - but how do I fix this?

Append the kernel boot parameter "ramdisk_size=" and give a size in kilobytes
(eg, 'ramdisk_size=16384' makes 16MB ram disks.

> 
> cheers
> 
> Geoff
> 
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