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Re: [linux-lvm] LVM support for LILO



On Fri, Sep 08, 2000 at 03:47:06PM +0200, Luca Berra wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 08, 2000 at 01:02:35PM +0000, Heinz J. Mauelshagen wrote:
> > > LILO already handles many of these issues, or at least warns about them.
> > > None of them are specific to LVM, so people are aware of them already
> > > (although LVM may hide a few of the details).  It would be documented
> > > that the /boot LV can reside only on 1 disk, and that it must reside on
> > > a BIOS addressible disk.  Most systems create /boot on the first disk
> > > when they are installed, and even with the number of kernels on my system
> > > it is only a few MB (1 or 2 PEs is enough).
> 
> beware that bios addressable might mean below cylinder 1024 if your bios
> doesn't handle lba32

Damn it.

> 
> > We would need at least an additional "allocation on a single device" or
> contigous should imply this, but then  more than just this
> 
> > "don't pvmove" status flag for the LV to ensure that no wrong pvmove(8)
> > can happen.
> i'd like to be able to pvmove even the boot lv (i.e. i am migrating
> to a larger disk)

Sure.
The attribute would be resetable anyway to allow this.


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Regards,
Heinz      -- The LVM guy --

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