Yes I had terrible trouble with lvm, All the kernel updates break the
lvm mappings leaving the system in an unbootable state...
as for rescue, the only way I found was to reinstall over the top of the
existing installation, this would put the old(default) kernel back, and
allow you back into your system.
On Sun, 2004-07-04 at 17:58, Darrell Shively wrote:
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Hi Neal and Joel:
I just ran into this myself. After allowing YOU to update my kernel, my
system won't boot. When I tried to use Rescue to see why, it says "Is
device-mapper missing from kernel?"
Well, I don't know. Is it? I foolishly assumed rescue would let me access
my LVM filesystems....
This confuses me. The installer is obviously able to use LVM: that's how the
LVM partitions were created. However, tried to use Manual Installation to
pre-load the LVM module (aka device mapper?) and could not find it in the
list of available modules. Crap!
I see there was no reply to this on the list. Did either of you find a
solution? It would be kind of SuSE to make a rescue CD image available with
the LVM modules.
Good thing I kept my old 9.0 image around...
Thanks for your time,
On Friday 21 May 2004 04:19, Neal D. Becker wrote:
On Thursday 20 May 2004 08:41 am, Neal D. Becker
On Thursday 20 May 2004 8:25 am, Joel Wiramu
Hi Neal... Yes I had similar problems with
My Solution to all these woes Wether using or raid/lvm: Turn of raid
functions from the sata controller (so it's now just an sata
Sorry, I should have mentioned I am not using hardware raid. I am using
LVM2 stripping (software raid). The controller is promise. I could
connect to the via instead, if it would matter.
I don't know which controller would be better. I understand the via is
more directly connected to the cpu, but the promise emulates scsi, which
might be better (well, it looks cooler anyway:).
One major problem is, the Suse 9.1 rescue mode is *missing the LVM
drivers*. Now that my system is repaired, I just tried to boot in rescue
mode and it doesn't work. It doesn't mount the LVM array, because it
appears drm-mod is not present.
If my diagnosis is correct, this is a serious oversight. I hope Suse will
issue an update to fix this.
sused(a)mucus.com "Perfect! ....what am I doing?"
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