…not sure why this all of a sudden has come up in my booting to Fedora 32, but the boot process says “job is running for monitoring LVM2 mirrors… using “dvmentd” or progress polling”… the “job” never ends… I;ve let it run for over 8 hours straight, figuring once it checked my HDDs it would continue with the boot, but if seems to be stuck. I cannot boot into my Fedora 32 install, and the process is the same if I try to boot form the LIVE image, it gets stuck.
This all started after I installed second RAID array for my /home directory. I do not have LVMs, all my HDDs are partitioned with “msdos” type partitions. I have a dual boot machine with Windows installed on sda, Fedora 32 on the first RAID array /dev/md126 and now /home on the second RAID arrray on a single extended partition /dev/md124. The RAID is hardware RAID via an Intel RAID chip on an Asus Workstation board and BIOS. It is an old system, 2007 ? with an Intel Q9650 cpu, no SDDS.
What follows may not be related but was the last time I was on F32. After I migrated /home to the new RAID array, all was working fine of that session and I “suspended” and went to bed. When I woke the machine up from the “suspend” Y had no internet access, and I shutdown, and have not been able to boot back into Fedora due to the "monitoring LVM2 mirrors; job mentioned above.
I do get the GRUB menu, but now, when I boot into Windows I get the brief quick flash on screen “Setting partition type to 0x7” and the Windows boot proceeds OK.
I was able to boot up with the GParted-LIVE disk and all partitions and RAID arrays seem fine, but that is as far as I got. While on Windows I was able to check on the RAID arrays as well using Intel’s RAID software, and all seems OK.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.