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Re: Installation over existing LVM



Bruno Costacurta wrote:

>> > The Fedora installation detects the LVM and the previously created
>> > logical volume 'fedora7' but refuse to install boot on logical volume
>> > and so will not proceed installation.
>> > How can I proceed ? Can I install Fedora files on this logical volume,
>> > and boot to it via current grub installed (on RAID-1 and which serves
>> > current Debian) ?
>>
>> I don't think you can have /boot on an LVM.
>> Certainly everyone seems to advise against it.
>>
>> I think the bootloader proper (the bit in the MBR or wherever)
>> only has a very simple view of the partitioning,
>> which would not include LVM, I imagine.
>>
>> If you actually have a /boot that works,
>> why not just add a stanza for Fedora-7 to that?
> 
> Correct. I intend to add a grub entry for Fedora-7, but so how can I
> install Fedora-7 without any boot considerations and leave this to a later
> manual procedure ?

I always specify that I want to mount the existing /boot as /boot ,
but not format it.
This leaves the existing kernels there.
But maybe I have misunderstood the question.


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