dell 2850 initrd problem.

J. Epperson Dell at epperson.homelinux.net
Fri Jun 4 12:13:26 CDT 2010


On Fri, June 4, 2010 13:03, Jefferson Ogata wrote:
> 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
> what.
>

Ah.  Quite literally, you're correct.  You didn't say that /dev/sda2 did
not _contain_ /.

This kind of mess is why I always blow away the default PV/LV scheme in
the installer and make / on a physical partition.



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