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[linux-lvm] Problems with initrd for LVM2 on 2.6.0-test8 and -test9 kernels...



Title: Problems with initrd for LVM2 on 2.6.0-test8 and -test9 kernels...

Greetings all,

I have been having quite a few problems getting a server I am setting up to use root on a LVM2 setup.  I used the "lvmcreate_initrd" script as suggested on the 'net, and also tried to hand-edit some of the LVM2 requirements into that initrd image (such as the /dev/mapper/control mknod command from the initialization script and /lib/devmapper.so library).  As soon as I try to use LILO or GRUB with the "root=/dev/vg00/root" or "root=3f00" (device major and minor numbers), my machine hangs after "Uncompressing Linux... Ok, booting the kernel.".

I have also tried (unsuccessfully) to use an initrd image I found on the 'net at http://www.comedia.it/~bluca/cooker/lvm2/

.. and also tried modifying this to work (along with the evms-supplied initrd image).  All hang at the same point.  I got an idea to start a shell inside the initrd image when booting on my setup root partition to see what I could find out. When trying to use the Busybox "ash" command inside the modified evms initrd image, however, the machine doesn't halt and give me a shell at all but keeps booting.

Is there something that I can try out or that I am overlooking?

Thanks,
    Geoff



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