[linux-lvm] debian and LVM: Problem with lilo

Jan H. van Gils JanVG at Knoware.NL
Wed Apr 9 15:37:02 UTC 2003

Stefan Wrote :

>Hi all,
>I have created a volume group and some logical volumes. The 
>volume group 
>contain all directories, only swap and /boot are physical 
>volumes. At the 
>moment debian is running at the ram disk.

What version of debian are you running ?

>The installation steps are ok and I would like to create a bootable at 
>/dev/hda1 (my boot volume). I switched to another virtual 
>console and type 
>the following command
>lilo -r /target -F /etc/lilo.conf
>After that I get the message that
>Fatal: Not a number: "/dev/rootvg/rootlv"

You have to make a special initrd image to be able to run root on
a logical volume.
>Has anyone an idea what I can do to create a correct boot table?

But when you are running debian sarge, don't place your root file system
on a
logical volume.
During boot the volume manager has to be able to create a file and that
is not
possible with sarge because it booting with a cramfs filesystem during
and that filesystem is readonly.

I placed the root file system back on a partition.

Greetz Jan

>Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Forstwirtschaft
>Stefan Feeser
>have a look to

With regards Jan H. van Gils
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