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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 8:28 pm    Post subject: LVM of root on install Reply with quote

Hi,

I know there is a HOW-TO on setting up LVM for your root disk when installing on an Intel machine (http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Install_Gentoo_on_an_LVM2_root_partition), but I know that Sun has a different bootstrap process than Intel. Is there a similar HOW-TO on installing Gentoo on Sparc with a LVMed root partition? Can Sparc boot off a LVMed disk?

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Brian
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have any experience with sun hardware, but can't you just have a seperate /boot partition and perhaps an initrd with the lvm utilities on it, and then pivot_root to the real root partition?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 4:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BradN wrote:
I don't have any experience with sun hardware, but can't you just have a seperate /boot partition and perhaps an initrd with the lvm utilities on it, and then pivot_root to the real root partition?


Actually the Sparc handbook says not to use a boot partition, so that's out of the question :(.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 5:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm... well I guess I'd say just try it, and if it blows up, at least you know another way not to do it, lol

I think you need the lvm utilities in order to set up the volumes for mounting, so the best way to do it would be a small boot partition to load the kernel and an initrd, and then transfer over to the real root once it's set up. Otherwise I don't know how else it could be done, short of a boot floppy or boot cd.
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