yes i followed the procedure to fix the initrd and worked.
On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 2:59 PM, Tom Combs <combs@fsu....> wrote:
> On 04/21/2011 03:15 PM, Jonathan Smith wrote:
>> On 04/21/2011 11:10 AM, Rogelio Bazan wrote:
>>> hi All,
>>> I have rhel4.7 with lvm2 lvm2-2.02.42-9.el4.
>>> At boot time, when trying to mount the file systems, it can't find the
>>> devices/lv's which are on a different volume group.
>>> I have 2 VG's one for the OS file systems vgroot and other for
>>> Applications File systems vgapps.
>>> Those lv's which are on vgapps, cannot be mounted because the vgapps is
>>> not being activated at boot time.
>>> Once OS is up, i can do vgchange -ay vgapps and mount -a.
>> Check/rebuild your initrd.
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> Yeah, sounds like your initrd is broken. I've had somewhat similar
> problems on RHEL4. For guidance, I've included a procedure I've
> used for fixing another issue with the initrd. Note that this is
> a different problem then what you are having but the steps for
> getting in a fixing the initrd will be similar, you just need to
> fix a different part. Hopefully this will be enough to point you
> in the right direction.
> On xxx, once after upgrading the kernel and once after
> installing vmwaretools, the initrd gets broken. On booting,
> this error is generated:
> Checking root filesystem [FAILED]
> /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 is mounted. e2fsck : cannot
> continue, aborting.
> *** An error occurred during the file system check
> *** Dropping you to a shell; blah, blah, blah
> The problem is that the init file in the initrd image mounts
> /root in read,write and then tries to e2fsck /root. This
> can't be done on a mounted file system, thus the error. This
> has only happened on xxx and is most likely an issue
> with RHEL 4.
> Boot the system using an older kernel (hit return on the boot
> screen before booting occurs, select older kernel, hit return).
> If you don't have an older kernel, you'll have to boot off of
> CD and go into rescue mode and the go to were the disk is mounted,
> /mnt/sysimg (?)
> When the system is up, fix the broken initrd image with the
> following. Note that the kernel levels used are for example
> and will probably differe from what you have.
> 1) mkdir /tmp/initrd
> 2) cd /tmp/initrd
> 3) gzip -dc /boot/initrd-2.6.9-89.0.18.ELsmp.img | cpio -id
> 4) vi init
> mount -o rw,acl --ro -t ext3 /dev/root /sysroot
> mount -o defaults --ro -t ext3 /dev/root /sysroot
> save changes
> 5) mv /boot/initrd-2.6.9-89.0.18.ELsmp.img \
> 6) find ./ | cpio -H newc -o > /boot/initrd-new.img
> 7) gzip /boot/initrd-new.img
> 8) cd /boot
> 9) mv -v initrd-new.img.gz initrd-2.6.9-89.0.18.ELsmp.img
> (over write = yes)
> 10) reboot using the 2.6.9-89.0.18 kernel with the fixed
> Tom Combs
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