Bug 222402 - RFE: Allow installations into an LV
RFE: Allow installations into an LV
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2007-01-11 21:47 EST by Pete Zaitcev
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-01-15 13:31:22 EST
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Description Pete Zaitcev 2007-01-11 21:47:40 EST
Anaconda does not allow installations into a logical volume. However,
Xen's backend block drivers allow to have roots on LVs of LVM2.
It would be great if such a configuration was possible to install.
Best of all, while running under Xen.

The issue is, if I select a volume, Anaconda says:
"bootable partitions cannot be at a logical volume"

But in this case, I don't even need to install grub.

Current workaround is to keep a spare partition, install there, then
copy the installation over into the desirable Xen guest's root image.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2007-01-15 13:31:22 EST
Your guest will be using pygrub, though, and pygrub doesn't know how to boot an
LV either.

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