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Re: [linux-lvm] Root on LV

On Thu, Sep 06, 2001 at 09:37:29AM -0600, Andreas Dilger wrote:
> On Sep 06, 2001  16:42 +0200, svetljo wrote:
> > it probably will hold the kernel also
> > and as far i know there is no bootloader which can access logical volume
> > am i wrong
> Yes, you are wrong.  LILO+patch can get a kernel from a logical volume.
> Now that Linus has accepted my patch to fix LV_USER_BMAP from causing
> an oops I will submit the patch to the LILO maintainer.  It can also be
> found in the archives for this mailing list (have posted several times).

Congratulations that the patch is in :-)

> > dobos_s IBCnet hu wrote:
> > >My kernel has no modules.
> > >Why should I create an ext2 partition for holding an initrd which is not
> > >doing any essential things except vgscan and vgchange -ay ?
> You don't need vgscan at boot time unless the disks have moved around.
> You DO need "vgchange -a y" in order to load the LVM data into the kernel.
> If you are running EVMS you don't need that.

But you need EVMS tools which are not available fo far :-(

> I think this is also on the
> TODO list for the next LVM version.

Yes, for one of the next versions ;-)

> Cheers, Andreas
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