unable to fully boot after deleting home partition

cornel panceac cpanceac at gmail.com
Sun Jan 13 09:32:16 UTC 2013

2013/1/13 Andre Robatino <robatino at fedoraproject.org>

> Normally I prefer not to have a separate home partition, but forgot to
> delete it
> during F18 installation. I used the following procedure to get rid of it
> and
> give the space back to the root partition, while preserving the contents of
> /home:
> cd /
> tar cvf home.tar home
> umount home
> lvremove /dev/mapper/fedora-home
> lvextend -l +100FREE /dev/mapper/fedora-root
> resize2fs /dev/mapper/fedora-root
> tar xvf home.tar
> After this, the contents of /home are back in place, and the output of
> vgdisplay, lvdisplay, and fdisk -l look normal. But after rebooting, I get
> [  OK  ] Started monitoring of LVM2 mirrors, snapshots etc. using dmeventd
> or
> progress polling.
> Timed out waiting for device dev-mapper-fedora\x2dhome.device.
> [DEPEND] Dependency failed for /home.
> and a few more errors and then am dropped to an emergency prompt. Obviously
> something on my system thinks the home partition still exists, but I can't
> find
> it. What did I do wrong? Or is this a bug?
> afaik systemd wants nofail option for devices that may be missing at boot
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