[linux-lvm] Boot Mgr support for '/boot' on LVM2 volumes ?

Luca Berra bluca at comedia.it
Wed Mar 8 20:43:03 UTC 2006

On Tue, Mar 07, 2006 at 10:21:49PM +0100, John Smith wrote:
>On 3/7/06, Luca Berra <bluca at comedia.it> wrote:
>> Christophe Saout made some patches to lilo to be able to boot from a
>> lvm2 /boot (http://www.saout.de/misc/), this patch has been adopted into
>> major distributions.
>Cool, I didnt know that.
>> this is correct, the lv for /boot is to be linear and contiguus, it is
>> user responsability to ensure this.
>UUhhmm...Ok, now im confused. If 'the user' still has to make sure
>that /boot is linear and contiguous, then :
>1.) Exactly, what, does the patch *do* then ?
it allows lilo to query device mapper and map a dm device to physical
sectors on the disk.
>2.) How does 'the user' (me, in this case) ensure this ?
make /boot a separate logical volume than /
do not extend it.


Luca Berra -- bluca at comedia.it
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