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#1 2013-07-16 15:13:56

jgwaro
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From: Nairobi
Registered: 2012-07-31
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'/boot' parition LVM Installation

Is it possible to have install Arch in a logical LVM partition without having /boot outside LVM?

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#2 2013-07-16 15:58:08

srs5694
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From: Woonsocket, RI
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Re: '/boot' parition LVM Installation

I'm not sure about Arch specifically, but it's theoretically possible to do this if you use GRUB 2 as your boot loader. I've never tried it (with any distribution), though, and as it locks you into GRUB 2 as your boot loader, I don't recommend it.

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#3 2013-07-16 17:35:26

leflore
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From: Columbus, OH
Registered: 2013-07-09
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Re: '/boot' parition LVM Installation

/boot must exist outside of the LVM configuration otherwise the system will not boot

Last edited by leflore (2013-07-16 17:35:53)


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#4 2013-07-20 10:00:11

frostbittenking
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Registered: 2013-05-01
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Re: '/boot' parition LVM Installation

leflore wrote:

/boot must exist outside of the LVM configuration otherwise the system will not boot

No.

leflore wrote:

/boot must exist outside of the LVM configuration, when not using grub,  otherwise the system will not boot

Fixed. It works with grub2. I have such a setup at the moment. Although, yep, you are locked into using Grub2 (had no choice since I wanted to move Windows to my ssd, and since Windows cannot be booted from a secondary/logical mbr partition, I had to delete the previous Linux boot partition and move it into the rest of the LVM).

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