Re: Installer Can Not Find Root
>From: Pascal Hambourg
>Sent: Nov 19, 2017 11:03 AM
>Subject: Re: Installer Can Not Find Root
>Le 19/11/2017 à 03:26, Dan Norton a écrit :
>> 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
>You did not have to do this with a live CD command line. You could have
>done it with the Debian installer partitioning interface.
>> user@debian:/$ sudo mount /dev/debian-vg/root
>The mount point is missing. Besides, why did you mount the filesystem ?
>> #the "/root" was dropped apparently
>What do you mean ?
sudo mount /dev/debian-vg/root
was processed as
sudo mount /dev/debian-vg
>> 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. :-(
>You do not have to do anything with the command line. In the manual
>partitioning main panel showing all disks, partitions and volumes, just
>select a logical volume, edit its settings and select a mount point.
OK, in the installer, logical volumes selected and mount points defined for /, /home, swap, /tmp, and /var.
Thank you, Pascal. That's progress.
Now I have a problem with the EFI partition. I made several attempts with primary partitions. The last is:
#1 primary 1.0MB F fat32 /dos
#2 primary 8.6GB B K ESP
"The attempt to mount a file system with type vfat in SCSI1 (0,0,0), partition #2(sda) at /boot/efi failed."
The goal is to multiboot with grub among several Debian partitions. I've been reading  and . Are there better references for me to study?