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Re: Considerations for lilo removal

On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 09:37:34AM +0200, Joerg Platte wrote:
> Am Montag, 16. Juni 2008 schrieb William Pitcock:
> Hi,
> > 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. 

Lilo is already removed from testing and will not be in lenny until
somebody steps up and cares for it.


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