Gentoo Archives: gentoo-user

From: Dale <rdalek1967@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] "lvm failed to start"
Date: Wed, 04 Apr 2012 02:53:39
Message-Id: 4F7BB73E.1010005@gmail.com
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] "lvm failed to start" by walt
walt wrote:
> This is an ~amd64 machine, up to date as of today. The strange thing > is that lvm did *not* fail to start -- it's working perfectly. > > Now, being an Incorrigible Old Fart(TM) I'm still using openrc, and > who knows what evil lurks in that paleolithic package? :p > > Anyone else getting this (false) alarm during boot? > >
Well, for me its not a false alarm, sort of. Mine fails to start and then works later on or after I restart lvm, sort of iffy here. This is what mine looks like: Setting up the Logical Volume Manager . . . File-based locking initialisation failed *Failed to setup the LVM [!!] * Error: lvm failed to start After all that, it's downhill sort of. Me, I get that with or without a init thingy. I'm on Gentoo kernel 3.2.11. I'm using lvm2-2.02.95-r1. From what I found, it does this because / is mounted ro. It can't write the locking file. I thought those were in /var but . . . Also, If I restart lvm after it boots, it starts fine and all the lvm stuff shows up. Maybe this one isn't just me. o_O Dale :-) :-) -- I am only responsible for what I said ... Not for what you understood or how you interpreted my words! Miss the compile output? Hint: EMERGE_DEFAULT_OPTS="--quiet-build=n"