[linux-lvm] /boot on lvm?
harri.haataja at smilehouse.com
Mon May 31 11:03:27 UTC 2004
On Wed, May 26, 2004 at 10:53:15PM +0200, Luca Berra wrote:
> On Wed, May 26, 2004 at 06:31:18PM +0300, Harri Haataja wrote:
> >Doesn't HP-UX have a setup where you have /stand (IIRC) which will
> >always reside in the same place and should always boot etc and
> >everything else on LVM? I think there was a scheme like that. With
> not exactly (i am not going to dive into details since i don't think
> it is relevant to the list) but hp-ux is designed for hp-9000
> hardware, while linux is designed to support a much broader range of
> hardware (including shitty hardware like the PC)
Indeed. That tends to come up. But there are ways to go around those. I
think some people are looking for neater ways that don't have to work
everywhere, but can be made to work somewhere.
I was just adding(?) to the speculation.
> >Linux, /boot and initrd's could be arranged like that. That is what root
> How is that different from what we already have now using lilo and an
> lvm aware initrd? except that we don't have any constraint on placing
> the kernel and initrd (except for hardware limitation of said shitty
It probably isn't. Only not everyone seems to be using initrd's. The
latter paragraph was probably just stating the obvious.
If there was something I set out to say in that message, maybe it was:
Would there be a way to arrange kernel and initrd into a position where
the bootloader (including especially grub) can find it without using a
specific partition for it? Then, for example, you could raid1 two whole
disks, mark the md device as a pv and install a system on volumes there.
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