dell 2850 initrd problem.

Jefferson Ogata poweredge at
Fri Jun 4 12:03:20 CDT 2010

On 2010-06-04 16:58, Robin Bowes wrote:
> On 04/06/10 17:51, J. Epperson wrote:
>> On Fri, June 4, 2010 12:08, Jefferson Ogata wrote:
>>> On 2010-06-04 15:42, Ron Croonenberg wrote:
>>>> it says that /dev/sda2 is an LVM volume
>>> In case it isn't clear to you, BTW, this means that /dev/sda2 is NOT /.
>> ?Does it?
> Hmm, I queried that statement too.
> Why does this mean that /dev/sda2 is not / ?
> As I understand it, the default RH/Fedora install is two partitions: a
> small /boot, and the rest an LVM PV assigned to a VG (VolGroup00) with
> root on an LV inside VolGroup00 ?

Regardless of default install layout, we have a "bad" superblock on
/dev/sda2 and /dev/sda2 marked as an LVM device. The evidence is strong
that / is an LV within the PV that is on /dev/sda2. If you tried to
recover a superblock directly on /dev/sda2 you would wipe out who knows

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