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Old 04-18-2006, 01:49 PM   #1
robbbert
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Boot process slow after formatting partition to ext3


Recently, I'd formatted a 15 GB partition from NTFS to EXT3, and changed the appropriate line in /etc/fstab as follows:
Code:
/dev/hde1       /media/hde1     ext3    defaults        0       0
Now, when booting, the system hangs some minutes with the message:
Code:
Starting Enterprise Volume Management System...
After that, there's a message that says, /dev/hde1 had been recognized (no error message).

In Nautilus file manager (this is on Ubuntu Dapper), I can use that partition well, and I didn't find correlated messages in either /var/log/messages or /var/log/syslog. Note the partition in question is not the root file system.

How can I speed up the boot process again?
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Old 04-18-2006, 01:55 PM   #2
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Do you use Enterprise Volume Management System?

If you dont you could just disable it?
 
Old 04-18-2006, 04:23 PM   #3
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Thanks. Where can I disable it? Or do I have to uninstall it?

- Mmh, I found there are several EVMS packages installed (well, *I* did not install them by purpose / manually...?!). I read EVMS was useful for resizing volumes while they're mounted. Also it appears as if other, more basic volume managers were installed, so I could remove EVMS (but I'm not sure about that)...

One strange thing is, the Debian Package description for "evms" says
Quote:
In order to make full use of it, you must use a kernel which
includes the EVMS patch, available in the kernel-patch-evms package.
However, "kernel-patch-evms" is about the only EVMS package that's in the repositories but that's not installed.
Another odd is, "kernel-patch-evms" doesn't seem to match the current Linux kernel (which is 2.6.19 in my case):
Quote:
This version supports kernel versions
2.4.22 and 2.6.0-test9.
 
  


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