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Bug#521343: Can't repair a lilo+root-on-LVM system

On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 10:36:39PM +0200, Eddy Petrișor wrote:
> After reboot I was surprised to see the boot process failing and
> dropping me in the initrd shell. More investigation and hours later I
> realised that inside the initrd /dev/root was created with major
> number 253 while the root LVM device
> (/dev/mapper/hdapool-rootfilesystem - I know, bad name) had major
> number 254.

This is #520645. This device numbers are _not_ fixed, and lilo have to
stop pretending they are.


If some day we are defeated, well, war has its fortunes, good and bad.
		-- Commander Kor, "Errand of Mercy", stardate 3201.7

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