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Re: Want to move from root LVM/LILO to LVM/Grub

On Friday 30 September 2005 05:03 pm, Jason Martens wrote:
> Hey all,
>    I kind of got myself into a pickle.  I just installed Debian Sarge on
> a new server, and I used the expert mode for installation.  That all
> went fine, and I created one large partition for LVM, and created a root
> partition in a volume group, so right now my root partition is at
> /dev/mapper/vg00-root.  However, I didn't see an option to install grub
> as the default boot loader in expert mode during the installation, so I
> went ahead and installed lilo.  This worked fine, and I was able to boot
> the system without a problem. However, now I want to install grub again,
> because I like it more. But when I run grub-install /dev/sda, I get the
> following error message:
> hostname:~# grub-install --recheck /dev/sda
> Probing devices to guess BIOS drives. This may take a long time.
> /dev/mapper/vg00-root does not have any corresponding BIOS drive.
> and it refuses to install.  How can I fix this?
> Thanks,
> Jason Martens

I believe your /boot partition needs to be on a non LVM partition.


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