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


You can set this as an 'append ramdisksize=<size>' in your
lilo/bootloader config, but this does not always seem to
work. Best way seems to increase this number in the kernel,
but this means you need to build a new kernel first, and for
that, well, you need to be able to boot :)

Don't know much about GRUB, but the append option seems the
best solution for you.


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:


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)

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?



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