Running TurnKey Repository in a VMWare vCloud environment. I have extended the LVM and expanded the root fs to add some more disk. All of that went according to plan and everything was running fine. After an 'apt-get update' and 'apt-get upgrade', the VM refuses to boot and drops into busybox in the initramfs environment. The error provided is (paraphrased):
ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/<UUID> does not exist.
I fired up lvm from the initramfs and was pleased to see that my disk devices aren't indeed gone or damaged:
(initramfs) lvm lvm> pvscan PV /dev/sda2 VG turnkey lvm2 [18.14GiB / 0 free] PV /dev/sdb VG turnkey lvm2 [64.00 GiB / 0 free] Total: 2 [82.14 GiB] / in use: 2 [82.14 GiB] in no VG: 0 [0 ] lvm> vgscan Reading all physical volumes. This may take a while... Found volume group "turnkey" using metadata type lvm2 lvm> lvscan inactive '/dev/turnkey/root' [81.64 GiB] inherit inactive '/dev/turnkey/swap_1' [512.00 MiB] inherit
After a quick 'lvchange -ay /dev/turnkey/root' and 'lvchange -ay /dev/turnket/swap_1' I was able to exit the initramfs and the machine booted fine.
My first thought was that something went wrong with regenerating the initramfs during the upgrade, so I re-ran update-initramfs and it completed (though complained about some casper scripts which seem to not be a problem per some google search results). Still didn't want to boot without human intervention. I figured I'd try a symlinking of /usr/share/initramfs-tools/scripts/ to /scripts which seemed to make things happier when update-initramfs was run. Still no luck on a reboot though.
The problem is clearly something with lvm/device mapper in the initramfs, but I thought it best to see if anybody else had seen/solved this before me rather than keep digging where I may be duplicating somebody else's effort.
Any thoughts or ideas for me?