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On Sunday 04 July 2004 10:11, Joel Wiramu Pauling wrote:
Yes I had terrible trouble with lvm, All the kernel
updates break the
lvm mappings leaving the system in an unbootable state...
Wow. That is pretty poor.
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.
Intersting. In their manual, SuSE actually encourages the use of LVM. It is
hard to imagine that they didn't try a kernel upgrade on such a system. Then
again, it was hard to imagine that rescue wouldn't work with an LVM based
Doesn't this make LVM useless? Worse than useless: a trap. It installs
and works until a kernel upgrade, then the system won't boot and can't be
rescued. Total loss of all LVM managed data, requiring a re-installation
and system data restoration.
I don't like this kind of surprise. >:( I find SuSE's silence on this issue
Now I'm *really* glad I didn't upgrade my working 9.0 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,
> - Darrell
> On Friday 21 May 2004 04:19, Neal D. Becker wrote:
> > On Thursday 20 May 2004 08:41 am, Neal D. Becker wrote:
> > > On Thursday 20 May 2004 8:25 am, Joel Wiramu Pauling wrote:
> > > > Hi Neal... Yes I had similar problems with LVM...
> > > >
> > > > 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
> > > > controller)
> > >
> > > 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.
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