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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:36 pm    Post subject: dolvm invoked, but LVM binary not available Reply with quote

booting up with minimal installation CD (09 Sept '19)
Code:
gentoo dolvm
it prints
Quote:
dolvm invoked, but LVM binary not available! skipping LVM volume group activiation!


Which seems strange that the binary is reported as not being available whilst there is an explicit invocation command present. Is this to be expected?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:37 am    Post subject: Re: dolvm invoked, but LVM binary not available Reply with quote

Probably LVM package/tool missing. You should be boot your pc from install medium, chroot new installation and emerge LVM package via: emerge -av sys-fs/lvm2
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hej n8V8r,
I just checked and I can reproduce your issue with my minimal image (june 2019).
Before trying to fix that, let me ask: Why do you need that?
I did my installation with a couple LVs using just the standard kernel without changing parameters. I did have some error messages later during grub config, but it still worked.
So assuming you want to use lvm in your installation I would say just do the installation, it will probably just work.
EDIT: Also for repairing purposes. I can use the old image to chroot into my install, everything works.
So basically: Cool if you want to improve gentoo but then maybe file a bug.
If you just want to install using lvm, you most likely won't need to boot the minimal image with dolvm (again, I didn't).
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:19 am    Post subject: Re: dolvm invoked, but LVM binary not available Reply with quote

n8V8r wrote:
booting up with minimal installation CD (09 Sept '19)
Code:
gentoo dolvm
it prints
Quote:
dolvm invoked, but LVM binary not available! skipping LVM volume group activiation!


Which seems strange that the binary is reported as not being available whilst there is an explicit invocation command present. Is this to be expected?
It is reported as unavailable because you explicitly invoked it, and the system was not able to satisfy your request. Is the minimal CD documented to support this? If yes, then it is a bug that should be fixed, either by changing the documentation or by adding LVM. If no, then it is a convenience that the system advised you that it cannot do as you ask.
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