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Re: [PATCH] force load of lvm and raid before entering normal mode (Re:

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: [PATCH] force load of lvm and raid before entering normal mode (Re: LVM on debian)
Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2008 12:48:12 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Wed, Jan 09, 2008 at 11:53:53AM +0100, Jan Nieuwenhuizen wrote:
> Robert Millan writes:
> > Partition maps aren't really mandatory;  much like lvm/raid.
> Hmm, yes of course.  But having one may save your day if booting fails
> and
> you have useful non-lvm partitions.  It is very useful if
> you can browse/use all your hdx,y if booting fails? 

The problem with that is it can't really solve the problem, only provide a
half-baked solution.  If you include pc and gpt, you're misusing space in
a component where it's really critical, and you still don't support all
partitions GRUB might be installed on.  For that, you'd have to load _all_
partition maps, which means even more space.

My point is that if you try at blindly guessing which partition map is needed,
whether it works or not simply depends on your luck at guessing.  And if you
pick more than one option, it doesn't come for free.

Robert Millan

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