Volume group "pve" not found

SomeUser

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Proxmox wouldn't install on my system because X couldn't run during installation. So I took the ssd, attached it to my MacBook, and installed Proxmox in a Parallels VM that has the ssd via USB as a passthrough drive. Installation went fine. Attached the ssd to my system and during the boot process, I get this on the screen:

Reading all physical volumes. This may take a while...
Volume group "pve" not found
Cannot process volume group pve
Volume group "pve" not found
Cannot process volume group pve
[repeats for a total of 9 times]
/dev/mapper/pve-root: clean, 50672/6291456 files, 1020225/25165820 blocks

It then finishes booting without issues. However, after a few update-grub and apt-get disk-upgrade, it couldn't find /dev/mapper/pve-root and dropped me into busybox. So I had to rebuild, and do this again. How do I fix it?

fdisk gives me the following:

Disk /dev/sdh: 931.5 GiB, 1000204886016 bytes, 1953525168 sectors
Disk model: Samsung SSD 860
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: gpt
Disk identifier: 49903C82-DB84-421C-AD2B-6CE09F183116

Device Start End Sectors Size Type
/dev/sdh1 34 2047 2014 1007K BIOS boot
/dev/sdh2 2048 1050623 1048576 512M EFI System
/dev/sdh3 1050624 1953525134 1952474511 931G Linux LVM

root@pve:~# vgcfgrestore --list pve
File: /etc/lvm/archive/pve_00000-2016087084.vg
Couldn't find device with uuid oItVj1-WZIr-rP0o-0xBU-Wdor-bXK7-MSzOZM.
VG name: pve
Description: Created *before* executing 'pvscan --cache --activate ay 8:3'
Backup Time: Sat Aug 1 20:40:58 2020

File: /etc/lvm/backup/pve
VG name: pve
Description: Created *after* executing 'pvscan --cache --activate ay 8:3'
Backup Time: Sat Aug 1 20:40:58 2020

root@pve:~# pvdisplay
--- Physical volume ---
PV Name /dev/sdh3
VG Name pve
PV Size 931.01 GiB / not usable 4.69 MiB
Allocatable yes
PE Size 4.00 MiB
Total PE 238338
Free PE 4094
Allocated PE 234244
PV UUID oItVj1-WZIr-rP0o-0xBU-Wdor-bXK7-MSzOZM

root@pve:~# lvdisplay
--- Logical volume ---
LV Path /dev/pve/swap
LV Name swap
VG Name pve
LV UUID 9WPAYs-EWkJ-sMGl-9cpc-p0yT-l0Y5-YIb8to
LV Write Access read/write
LV Creation host, time proxmox, 2020-08-01 20:37:03 -0400
LV Status available
# open 2
LV Size 4.00 GiB
Current LE 1024
Segments 1
Allocation inherit
Read ahead sectors auto
- currently set to 256
Block device 253:1

--- Logical volume ---
LV Path /dev/pve/root
LV Name root
VG Name pve
LV UUID LXnLG6-S9nD-pT7Z-D8Ic-qjYp-isjk-34tnhL
LV Write Access read/write
LV Creation host, time proxmox, 2020-08-01 20:37:03 -0400
LV Status available
# open 1
LV Size 96.00 GiB
Current LE 24576
Segments 1
Allocation inherit
Read ahead sectors auto
- currently set to 256
Block device 253:0

--- Logical volume ---
LV Name data
VG Name pve
LV UUID u0waVP-jwpF-9py4-U2MJ-zX9q-GzaQ-PilMv6
LV Write Access read/write
LV Creation host, time proxmox, 2020-08-01 20:37:04 -0400
LV Pool metadata data_tmeta
LV Pool data data_tdata
LV Status available
# open 0
LV Size 798.71 GiB
Allocated pool data 0.00%
Allocated metadata 0.24%
Current LE 204470
Segments 1
Allocation inherit
Read ahead sectors auto
- currently set to 256
Block device 253:4

root@pve:~# pvs
PV VG Fmt Attr PSize PFree
/dev/sdh3 pve lvm2 a-- <931.01g 15.99g
root@pve:~# vgs
VG #PV #LV #SN Attr VSize VFree
pve 1 3 0 wz--n- <931.01g 15.99g
root@pve:~# lvs
LV VG Attr LSize Pool Origin Data% Meta% Move Log Cpy%Sync Convert
data pve twi-a-tz-- 798.71g 0.00 0.24
root pve -wi-ao---- 96.00g
swap pve -wi-ao---- 4.00g

root@pve:~# cat /etc/fstab
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
/dev/pve/root / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
/dev/pve/swap none swap sw 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
 
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