[linux-lvm] LILO configuration for LVM "boot" filesystem

Ben Lutgens blutgens at sistina.com
Mon Jun 4 14:21:42 UTC 2001

On Mon, Jun 04, 2001 at 01:07:50AM -0700, Brian J. Murrell wrote:
>I know this is starting to become a LILO issue but I think that the
>problem I have is really got to do with LILO and it's interacting with
>LVM.  I have applied Andreas' patch, thanks Andreas.

Just curious, /boot only needs to be like 100 megs tops why would you want
that to be an LV. Isn't it more trouble than it's worth?

>When I try to boot with the LVM disk I get "LI" and that is it.  The
>LILO docs say this about "LI":
>This means the first-stage loader gained control; it thought it success-
>fully loaded the second-stage loader; but it never got there.  This most
>often occurs when the second-stage loader, '/boot/boot.b', is not load-
>able using the BIOS.
>Which would suggest to me that the mapping is not making it through
>LVM correct me.  But I don't really know that much about how LILO
>really works with the underlying device.
>My current lilo.conf is:
>    label=linux
>    root=/dev/system/root
>    initrd=/boot/initrd-lvm-2.4.5-1.1mdk.gz
>    append=" hda=ide-scsi devfs=mount video=matrox:vesa:263"
>    read-only
>Anyone got any ideas or run into this before?
>Brian J. Murrell
>linux-lvm mailing list
>linux-lvm at sistina.com
>read the LVM HOW-TO at http://www.sistina.com/lvm/Pages/howto.html

Ben Lutgens		
Sistina Software Inc.	
MIS Geek / Gentoo Developer 
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