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Re: (still ?) root on LVM problems

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: (still ?) root on LVM problems
Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2008 14:52:59 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Sun, Jan 13, 2008 at 01:12:44PM +0100, Jean-Christophe Haessig wrote:
> Le dimanche 13 janvier 2008 à 11:57 +0100, Robert Millan a écrit :
> > LVM doesn't reserve any space at the beginning of its partitions?  Most
> > filesystems do.
> I created a new empty volume group with an empty disk to do some 
> testing. The lvm label identifying physical disks can be put in
> sector 0, 1, 2 or 3 (default 1). Grub needs the MBR and one sector
> for its "boot image", so that's okay.
> However, LVM metadata starts at block 5 and apparently spans all
> the way down to the first logical volume, so there's no room
> for the core image. Would it be possible to create a small LV at
> the beginning of the disk and put the image there ?

What happens if you comment out the "must_embed = 1" line?

Robert Millan

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