installation problem: root/kernel on LVM/multiple disks
Debian-installer-version: d-i rc2 floppies, http://ftp.se.debian.org
Method: Boot from floppies + network install (english)
Machine: Fuijutsu PC
Processor: P2 200 MHz
Memory: 80 Mb
While installing the base system (pre-reboot) I get the following error on
virtual console 3:
"Setting up kernel-image-2.4.27-2-586.tsc (2.4.27-7) ...
Root is on a DM device, but dmsetup is not installed
Failed to create a initrd image"
d-i stops with a big red screen of death - "Unable to install the selected
My guess is that d-i doesn't like the fact that / is on a LVM volume that
spans multiple disks.
says that the root on LVM problem should be fixed in RC2. I am using floppy
install with the floppies from RC2 and network installation, so I thought I
would be OK.
My hard disk setup looks like this:
IDE master (hda) - 1.7 Gb NEC Corporation DSE1700A
pri 9.8 Mb ext2 /boot
log 299 Mb raid
log 1.3 Gb lvm
log 64 Mb swap swap
IDE master (hdc) - 6.5 Gb IBM-DTTA-350640
pri 19.8 Mb ext2 /media/hdcboot
log 299.9 Mb raid
log 6.1 Gb lvm
log 128.8 Mb swap swap
LVM VG vg, LV rootlv - 7.4 Gb
#1 7.4 Gb reiserfs /
RAID1 device #0 - 299.7 Mb Software RAID device
#1 299.7 Mb reiserfs /media/raid1
In retroperspective I guess I was stupid to think that the kernel could
reside on multiple disks, but I think two problems still exist:
(1) There is no warning when creating / on a multi-disk volume
(2) Wouldn't it be possible to install the kernel in /boot? That way one
could get all the benefits of LVM by only spending a few Mb's of disk for
the /boot partition.
Should I file a formal bug report on this?
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