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Re: Considerations for lilo removal

Am Montag, 16. Juni 2008 schrieb William Pitcock:

> That patch only makes lilo map LVMs to an appropriate physical device.
> It does not guarantee that you will be able to boot off of an LV on a
> physical volume. As such, the behaviour is still undefined.
> Consider a situation where /boot spans multiple PVs, and you will see
> lilo fail to boot the system correctly.
> If /boot happens to be on a single PV, then it will work, but it is
> still not guaranteed.

On some of my boxes all filesystems are on LVMs and the Debian installer used 
lilo to boot the systems. It would be nice if these systems can still be used 
with future Debian versions. Please remove lilo only if there's a full 
replacement available. 


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