When I rebooted my server I got the following error: enter image description here

What can I do to get the server back up? I tried running lvremove /dev/vg1/snaps but get the message: File based locking initialization failed

I tried running fsck -fp /dev/vg1/snaps and that results in: /dev/mapper/vg1-snaps: 11/65536 files (0.0% non-contiguous), 12635/262144 blocks Rebooting after this saw the same problem

I don't know if this is good or bad. There is no data on that partition (os just installed). Any ideas what I can do to fix or remove this problem?


All you need to do in this case is comment out the /etc/fstab entry for the offending partition. You may need to remount the root filesystem as read-write:

mount -o remount,rw /

Then edit the /etc/fstab and place a comment (#) on the line of the snaps partition. Save and reboot.

  • thanks yah, I did have to remount the / filesystem before I could change /etc/fstab, then just comment out the relevant line. – Programster Feb 5 '13 at 21:23

Ewwhite's answer is excellent; if that doesn't work, given that you mentioned it's a fresh install, would be to try another fresh install (and be very, very careful about how you set up partitions.) Sometimes time fixing a problem by popping the hood is 3x > than simply resetting the engine.

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