LVM volume does not activate at boot time

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Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
SLES9 SP3
zSeries
ARCH: s390, s390x
zipl

Situation

LVM volume does not activate at boot time
The /var/log/boot.msg shows the following:

run boot scripts (boot.lvm)
Scanning for LVM volume groups...
Reading all physical volumes. This may take a while...
Found volume group "vg00" using metadata type lvm2
Activating LVM volume groups...
5 logical volume(s) in volume group "vg00" now active
..done
exit status of (boot.lvm) is (0)

The volume group vg01 is not found or activated.
vg01 is found and activated when '/etc/init.d/boot.lvm start' is executed after the system is booted.
The physcial devices /dev/dasd[e-k]1 are assigned to vg01 volume group, but are not detected before boot.lvm is run at boot.

Resolution

1. Run '/etc/init.d/boot.lvm start' to activate all logical volumes
2. Mount all needed volumes from all volume groups
3. Run mk_initrd
4. Run zipl
5. Reboot the VM

Additional Information

The DASD devices were added using zipl, but were not updated after LVM was added.

Formerly known as TID# 10101032

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  • Document ID:3755397
  • Creation Date: 25-Oct-2006
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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