Installer Can Not Find Root
While trying to netinst Debian 8.9 into an LVM physical volume I keep running into "installer can not find root" or words to that effect. This is a dead end in the installer AFAICT.
I have tried GPT but this HP UEFI does not play nicely with it. So, reverting to Disklabel type: dos, and using fdisk, I re-partitioned.
fdisk -l reports this snippet (paraphrased):
/dev/sda1 1M 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 8G 82 Linux swap
/dev/sda4 923.5G 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 64G 8e Linux LVM
/dev/sda6 64G 8e Linux LVM
/dev/sda7 64G 8e Linux LVM
/dev/sda8 64G 8e Linux LVM
/dev/sda9 667.5G 83 Linux
The aim here is to have a multiboot system with Debian 8, Debian 9, and so forth.
Using LVM, one physical volume is defined on the entire sda5 partition. A volume group named "debian8-vg" is defined as the only vg in that pv. Five logical volumes have been defined in the vg. One lv intended as root was defined like this with a Debian Live CD:
user@debian:/$ sudo lvm lvcreate -n root --size 8G debian8-vg #define lv named root
user@debian:/$ sudo mkfs.ext4 /dev/debian-vg/root #make a file system in lv root
user@debian:/$ sudo mount /dev/debian-vg/root #the "/root" was dropped apparently
I was able to cd as follows:
user@debian:/$ cd /dev/debian8-vg
and to see the logical volumes:
home root swap_1 tmp var
There they are. All the logical volumes. Am I getting close? How can I "mkdir /" on root and succeed with netinst? BTW I did choose Manual partitioning in the installer. :-(