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Re: Installation on a LVM partition
jnemeth%cue.bc.ca@localhost (John Nemeth) writes:
>} Since GRUB2 can load LVM exists something (either a hack?) that I can do
>} for NetBSD boot on LVM ?
> I believe "GRUB legacy" was capable of loading a NetBSD kernel.
>So, you can always try, but I don't know enough about it to give
>you any advice. One thing I do recall is that you have to use a
>particular blocksize on the filesystem for GRUB to be able to read
>it, but I don't recall what the recommended blocksize is.
There are several obstacles.
MBR needs to find PBR
PBR needs to find /boot
/boot needs to find /netbsd
/netbsd needs to mount /
Even when you can make grub load /netbsd directly from an LVM partition
you still fail because the kernel doesn't understand LVM until it starts
the rc scripts.
For regular bootstrap you need
- LVM support and autoconfiguration in libsa, this helps PBR and /boot
- LVM autoconfiguration in the kernel
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