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Old 04-18-2006, 12:49 PM   #1
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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:
/dev/hde1       /media/hde1     ext3    defaults        0       0
Now, when booting, the system hangs some minutes with the message:
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?
Old 04-18-2006, 12:55 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, 03:23 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
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):
This version supports kernel versions
2.4.22 and 2.6.0-test9.


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