I upgraded my installation to openSUSE factory (11.3/M3) with zypper dup. Everything seemed fine until I tried to restart.
Grub appeared with the new kernel entries. I selected the normal startup entry and the splash screen showed up. When nothing did happen for about one minute, I hit escape to see what is going on. The following message was displayed over and over again:
Reading all physical volumes. This may take a while. Volume group "vg00" not found ... Volume group "vg00" not found ...
vg00 is located on md1 (raid5) and contains /, swap and /home. My /boot filesystem (ext3) is located on md0.
I booted into the rescue system and checked that lvm2 and mdadm were installed. I can assemble the raid array in the rescue system. The volume group is mountable.
Because I could not find out what is wrong I first tried to update my installation with a 11.3 M3 DVD. When this did not help I formatted / and /boot with the installation tool and performed a fresh install. But I still get the same error.
I assume the raid arrays don’t get assembled. But I have no clue how to check this assumption.
What can I do to solve the problem or at least find the cause?
Thank you, goodbye.