Unable to boot after upgrade

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Unable to boot after upgrade

Postby dmaphesto » 2019-07-31 19:20

Hi,

I have a home server which is just spare computer parts running SnapRAID and mergerfs. I did a sudo apt-get dist-upgrade from 4.9.0.9-amd64 to 4.19.0.5-amd64 and now it won't boot properly. It just spits out the following a bunch of times:
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  Multiple VGs found with the same name: skipping dmaphesto-vg
  Use --select vg_uuid=<uuid> in place of the VG name.
  Multiple VGs found with the same name: skipping dmaphesto-vg
  Use --select vg_uuid=<uuid> in place of the VG name.
mdadm: No arrays found in config file or automatically
  Multiple VGs found with the same name: skipping dmaphesto-vg
  Use --select vg_uuid=<uuid> in place of the VG name.
mdadm: No arrays found in config file or automatically
...

After about a minute or two it stops and gives me this:
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Gave up waiting for root file system device. Common problems:
 - Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline)
   - Check rootdelay= (did the system wait long enough?)
 - Missing modules (cat /proc/modules; ls /dev)
 ALERT!  /dev/mapper/dmaphesto--vg-root does not exist. Dropping to a shell!

 BusyBox v1.30.1 (Debian 1:1.30.1-4) built-in shell (ash)
 Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands

 (initramfs) _

Doing cat /proc/cmdline gives me just one line:
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 BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-4.19.0.5-amd64 root=/dev/mapper/dmaphesto--vg-root ro quiet

Checking the boot paramaters from grub I get the following:
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setparams 'Debian GNU/Linux, with Linux 4.19.0-5-amd64'

            load_video
            insmod gzio
            if [ x$grub_platform = xxen ]; then
              search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root  e075c0a4-d8b3-447f-8b7c-f09492596297
            else
              search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root e075c0a4-d8b3-447f-8b7c-f09492596297
            fi
            echo        'Loading Linux 4.19.0-5-amd64'
            linux       /vmlinuz-4.19.0.5-amd64 root=/dev/mapper/dmaphesto--vg-root ro  quiet
            echo        'Loading initial ramdisk'
            initrd        /initrd.img-4.19.0-5-amd64'

I can boot back into 4.9.0.9-amd64 through grub but some things are kinda iffy once booted (e.g. Plex doesn't load metadata, can't find subtitles, etc...). Comparing the boot parameters on the old one it looks exactly the same barring the last four lines which of course has the more recent version number. Booting back into 4.9.0.9-amd64 a similar message does pop up:

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WARNING: Failed to connect to lvmetad. Falling back to device scanning.
Multiple VGs found with the same name: skipping dmaphesto-vg
Use -- select vd_uuid=<uuid> in place of the VG name.
WARNING: Failed to connect to lvmetad. Falling back to device scanning.
Multiple VGs found with the same name: skipping dmaphesto-vg
Use -- select vd_uuid=<uuid> in place of the VG name.
/dev/mapper/dmaphesto--vg-root: clean

But then it boots normally.

I’ve tried googling and watching youtube videos for similar issues but no luck. Did grub-mkconfig and compared it to /boot/grub/grub.cfg as suggested in this post http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=137923 but there’s no difference between the two like there was in that post. Still did a grub-update and fsck -fy on my disks but to no avail.

I'm fairly green when it comes to Linux so I don't really know how to continue. Any clue on how to solve this?

Thanks!
dmaphesto
 
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Re: Unable to boot after upgrade

Postby ruwolf » 2019-08-07 21:53

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