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February 23rd, 2009, 09:00 PM
Hey all,

My system has developed an issue starting up when my storage hdd is attached. The drive is LVM2'ed with a single filesystem across the whole drive.

After the system detects my USB card reader, there is a long delay before the screen is spammed with references to the drive (sdb). I cannot find these logged anywhere in /var/log

[ 20.172463] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk
[ 20.173394] sd 6:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg3 type 0
[ 20.177331] sd 6:0:0:1: [sdc] Attached SCSI removable disk
[ 20.177385] sd 6:0:0:1: Attached scsi generic sg4 type 0
[ 20.181427] sd 6:0:0:2: [sdd] Attached SCSI removable disk
[ 20.181488] sd 6:0:0:2: Attached scsi generic sg5 type 0
[ 20.233594] sd 6:0:0:3: [sde] Attached SCSI removable disk
[ 20.233655] sd 6:0:0:3: Attached scsi generic sg6 type 0
[ 20.966585] type=1505 audit(1235417529.736:2):
operation="profile_load" name="/sbin/dhclient-script" name2="default" pid=2745
[ 20.966705] type=1505 audit(1235417529.736:3): operation="profile_load" name="/sbin/dhclient3" name2="default" pid=2745

I was able to boot using an older 2.6.27 kernel, but since installing bootchart in an attempt to see what process was taking a lot of time, it is now also spamming messages about sdb.
Is there somewhere I am not looking for any errors being output?
As bootchart doesn't appear to create a record until it's finished, I still don't know whats causing the problem :(

As it stands I cannot get as far as the login screen with the second drive attached.

Any help much appreciated :)