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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
you use
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
documentation issue.

Sorry for the confusion.


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