Bug#357538: nearly done
On Sun, 2006-03-26 at 22:19 -0800, Ross Boylan wrote:
> One of the evms developers suggested checking if lilo was properly
> patched, and that the behavior I saw suggested it wasn't. Debian's
> lilo sounds as if it has the right patch, but maybe it doesn't. Also
> I need to compare the way I passed parameters in to the way on the
> evms recommendation. As I indicated earlier, append= rather than
> root= may be required.
> Further investigation of the Debian lilo patches and the my lilo.conf
> vs the one recommend by evms is on my to-do list.
Debian's lilo has the current recommended (by evms) device-mapper patch.
As a first cut, I didn't follow instructions. LILO and evms work when
which is what evms's site http://evms.sourceforge.net/install/root.html
says to do.
Lilo does not work when you use
in lilo.conf, which is what I did. I thought the two formulations were
equivalent. Live and learn.
As a second cut, it might be good if the point were a bit less subtle.
It might be worth mentioning in README.Debian (probably for evms; maybe
in lilo) or upstream: don't use root= in lilo.conf with evms.
I'll let upstream evms know about this.
As far as I'm concerned, OK to close, but maybe reassign as a
Sorry for the confusion.