[linux-lvm] Actual status of LVM in stock kernel

Heinz Mauelshagen mauelsha at ez-darmstadt.telekom.de
Fri Nov 12 01:00:30 UTC 1999

> Hi,
> [story]
> > 
> > Somebody out there to help me stay optimistic?
> > 
> Not hearing something positive does not necessarily mean something negative.
> Maybe Linus is a bit busy or he's trying LVM right now or ...
> Give him some time, Linux is not his full-time job.
> And if LVM won't make it into the stock kernel soon - well, you did what
> you could.
> Let distributors include the patch in their distribution is not the
> worst thing either. BTW: SuSE 6.3 will have it, AFAIK. Correct ?

Yes, it will.

> We now and honor what you did, may it be in the stock kernel or not ... :-)
> Bye,
> Rolf
> PS: Maybe somebody can tell me how to mount a root lv ?

Create a small /boot filesystem on a partition (20 Meg is sufficient
to make a bootable standalone in case something goes wrong).

Put a kernel, lilo.conf, and a selection of /sbin/*, /bin/*, /lib*.

Create a volume group with root, usr, tmp, var, opt and whatever volume
you like containing filesystems and put the corresponding files into these
(you need temporary space; at least some megabytes more than the amount
to install a basic system)

Use lvmcreate_initrd to create a /boot/initrd.gz file containing everything
to mount a LV based root and configure /boot/lilo.conf to boot with 
this initial ramdisk and run lilo.

Create corresponding entries in your LV base roots /etc/fstab and reboot.

> -- 
> Rolf Jakob at home (rjakob at duffy1.franken.de)
> WWW : http://www.franken.de/users/duffy1/rjakob (KDE-Utils and CCS)




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