After installing kernel 4.6, we booted a development server with Debian 8.5 Jessie. It does not go past the error message "Setting up LVM Volume Groups".
The VM has Debian 8, with backports repository, booting with sysV instead of systemd, and using LVM.
I am able to boot it with a knoppix live image, and make the 6 LVM partitions in the volume group appear with:
I am also able to mount the LVM partitions, and edit them, so it does not seem any kind of LVM problem.
I also took advantage of this to mount all the partitions in their natural order, including mount binding proc, sys and dev, and thus running a chroot to run more naturally other debugging/fix commands down the line.
Already tried changing the booting algorithm to
CONCURRENCY=none / legacy without much success.
Also regenerated the
initrd file, has the server had disk space filled up while upgrading the kernel, with the command:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure linux-image-4.6.0-0.bpo.1-amd64
It also did not make any difference.
I also reinstalled grub, using:
sudo update-grub sudo grub-install /dev/sda
It also did not work.
I also added debug options to the kernel options in
grub, however, the system, upon boot neither prints relevant errors, nor prints any additional message after the error.
There are also not neither any logs nor
dmesg logs to inspect, as by this time at boot, syslog is still not working.