Bug#513504: flash-kernel should handle LVM roots better
Justification: breaks the whole system
LVM roots are not handled well. If one specifies an LVM root in
/etc/fstab in the form of /dev/vg/lv (e.g. /dev/VG-n2100/root_lv)
then the system will fail to boot. Instead, one must use the
/dev/mapper/VG-vg-lv form in fstab.
The problem, according to waldi/maks on #debian-kernel is that the
/dev/vg/lv form devices are just symlinks to the /dev/mapper devices.
These symlinks do not exist when initramfs goes to mount the root.
(If I /understood correctly).
A workaround, according to tbm, would be to have flash-kernel
canonicalise LVM devices to their /dev/mapper/... form - I gather.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'testing-proposed-updates'), (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: armel (armv5tel)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-iop32x
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=locale:
Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale: No such file or directory
locale: Cannot set LC_MESSAGES to default locale: No such file or directory
locale: Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale: No such file or directory
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Versions of packages flash-kernel depends on:
ii devio 1.2-1 correctly read (or write) a region
ii initramfs-tools 0.92o tools for generating an initramfs
flash-kernel recommends no packages.
Versions of packages flash-kernel suggests:
pn uboot-mkimage <none> (no description available)
-- debconf information exclude