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Re: grub2 and Linux software RAID devices

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: grub2 and Linux software RAID devices
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2008 22:32:25 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Thu, Feb 07, 2008 at 09:35:32PM +0100, Jan Nieuwenhuizen wrote:
> Robert Millan:
> > Ah, I see.  What remains puzzling is how do other people manage to boot from
> > /boot on LVM (we had reports about that).
> Ah, that's possibly what your request is about that I still have
> standing out.  I don't think I've ever installed Debian using d-i,
> you've got much more uptime when doing it from a running system.
> In this case I simply started from my plain Debian install (actually
> Ubuntu).  Add another disk, create lvm on that, copy whole system over
> to lvm.  Boot new system with / on lvm using old /boot on plain disk.
> Some playing with lvm, mkinitrd and grub2 is required here.  
> Then play with grub2's /boot device and ordering of modules until it
> will also boot from the new copied /boot on lvm.  Trash old plain disk.

I don't think I could handle this.  My experience with lvm as a user is

If you can provide a disk image that I can use to reproduce the problem in
qemu, that would help me look into the problem(s).

Robert Millan

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