[linux-lvm] lvm2 conf on boot disk
jack at redhat.com
Fri Jul 11 23:15:13 UTC 2014
The rebuild of the ramdisk should use the 'mkinitrd' command:
# mkinitrd /boot/initrd-<version>.img <version>
grub install would be either 'grub' or 'grub-install'.
# grub-install /dev/sda
If you have an active Red Hat subscription both procedures should be
documented on the customer portal.
Jack Waterworth, RHCE
Senior Technical Support Engineer
Red Hat Global Support Services
919.610.2024 -- jack at redhat.com
On 07/11/2014 08:54 AM, Alfredo De Luca wrote:
> Hi Jack.
> Thanks for that. I did pretty much what you said but not sure how to
> re-create the initrd then install the grub.
> Do you have a specific procedure?
> I followed the procedure in attachment but it's slightly different
> from what I am looking for.
> On Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 2:46 AM, Jack Waterworth <jack at redhat.com> wrote:
>> There is no way to do an in-place convert from a partitioned device to LVM
>> without losing data. I would recommend adding a new disk, reinstall the OS
>> on the new disk with LVM, and then moving over any data that was required
>> after installation.
>> You may be able to do this in rescue mode within a chrooted environment, but
>> things could get messy. Add the new device, build the lvm stack, copy over
>> the data then chroot into the NEW lvm root. Mount everything appropriately,
>> recreate the initrd and re-install grub onto the new disk. Go in with the
>> expectation that you may be fixing things after the reboot from rescue mode.
>> Jack Waterworth, RHCE
>> Senior Technical Support Engineer
>> Red Hat Global Support Services
>> 919.610.2024 -- jack at redhat.com
>> On 07/08/2014 05:56 AM, Alfredo De Luca wrote:
>>> Hi all.
>>> I have red hat 5.7 with no lvm2 installed. Now I want to configure
>>> lvm2 on the root and swap partition then later on adding a couple of
>>> LUNs to create a VG
>>> What's the best practice/procedure to install lvm2 on the boot disk?
>>> Is it possible? I guess I have to run Linux CD in rescue mode
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