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From: Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@...>
Subject: Re: Root on Raid and LVM - Solved
Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2005 18:19:47 -0700
Edward Middleton posted <4372AD03.8080400@...>, excerpted
below,  on Thu, 10 Nov 2005 11:14:27 +0900:

>>Anyway... it was quite cool to realize the 2.6 kernel handles
>>partitioned raid, now, and with direct boot-time kernel raid assembly, I
>>could run root on raid6 without an initrd/initramfs!
> That is pretty cool that you recognize a partitioned raid at boot.
> 
>> So, no root on LVM here!
> The reason for lvm root is that you can resize the root partition.  It
> is also trivial to setup a secondary rescue root partition in case you
> mess up your system.

OK, not like anyone's probably interested in this, but I worked hard the
last few weeks and need somewhere to brag a bit about the result! =8^)

FWIW, the raid system is 100% up and running, including switching from
LILO to GRUB and learning a /ton/ about raid/lvm/grub all three!  I'm only
using lvm on my non-root raid6 partition, and as explained, the kernel
handles the raid on its own, so no need for an initrd/initramfs!  Yeah!

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