[linux-lvm] lvm2 debian packages

Andy Baillie andrew.baillie at ntlworld.com
Mon May 13 11:08:02 UTC 2002

On Tue, May 07, 2002 at 09:18:51PM -0400, Andres Salomon wrote:
> For debian users who are interested in testing out LVM2, debian packages
> are now in unstable (apt-get install lvm2).  They've been successfully
> built for all 10 architectures; I'm especially interested in reports from
> people trying out lvm2 on non-x86 archs.
I have tried building a new system with LVM2 and was not able to get it
to boot from an ext2 ram disk, after ensuring the additional dm-mod
module was included and demanded in. Is there a standard boot procedure
builder yet? Is libdevmapper needed at boot time as its normal home is
in /usr/lib rather than /lib?

I then left root as a standard ext2 partition and made some of the basic
directories - tmp, usr and var into lvm'd partitions. The system wouldnt
recognise vgs at first as /var was only a mount point, I had to create
the /var/lock dir for vgscan and vgchange to work. Then the boot script
/etc/init.d/lvm2 failed as it uses things like awk which are in /usr/lib
I was able to manually go back and mount the missing partitions in
maintainance mode so its almost there...

Hope this is of use

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