System Reports 'Failed to create directory /var/lock/lvm' during Boot Process After a Fresh Install of Oracle Linux 6.8

(Doc ID 2351284.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 25, 2018

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.8 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [4.1.12] and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

The following error is shown during boot after initial install:


# cat /var/log/boot.log
mount: mount point /proc/bus/usb does not exist 
Welcome to Oracle Linux ServerStarting udev: [ OK ]
Setting hostname lvm-var-testing: [ OK ]
Setting up Logical Volume Management: Failed to create directory /var/lock/lvm. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Cause

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