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Re: [linux-lvm] booting from an LV



Dieter Stüken wrote:

Joep Blom wrote:

Harik,
I couldn't agree more. IMHO it's a bloody shame we still have to work with a misconcept of over 25 years to start any OS (I'm not familiar with the Mac but I presume it's equally oldfashioned).
Joep


be careful:
precisely Apple is a step further than most Linux systems today:
they already use EFI, the next generation BIOS, see:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extensible_Firmware_Interface
EFI even defines an enhanced partitioning concept called GPT.

But I still fail to see, why I have to create any partition on my
disks if I have LVM instead. It should make partitions obsolete!
On the other hand I don't see neither Lilo nor Grub will provide
a solution without any DOS partition table, soon. As I refuse to turn
back booting from floppy disks, I currently think about booting from
a cheap USB Stick instead. It may hold my /boot system with an LVM
aware kernel and may even carry a small rescure system.
Dieter





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Dieter,
I didn't know that of Apple. That's very interesting. I know there are already for over a year talks about completely different kind of bootstrap loader+ advanced programming tools such as EFI you mentioned but until now no motherboards has appeared for Intel/AMD processors with it. Your solution of booting from an USB stick is what I intend to do with my firewall: a stand-alone memory-only system (I'm a little paranoid with respect to security) running LEAF (the Bering-uclib variant) but it's an idea for workstations as well as USB sticks become very cheap.
Joep


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