Author Topic: Include the lvm2 package in the install ISO  (Read 2420 times)

xaos52

  • Posts: 3
    • View Profile
Include the lvm2 package in the install ISO
« on: March 19, 2013, 01:44:06 PM »
All my diskspace is under LVM control.
So it was not exactly easy to install VSIDO.
I had to
1/ Install to a USB disk with MBR on the USB disk which worked no problem.
2/ Boot into vsido on USB disk and install lvm2 package
3/ Boot from live grml ( which has lvm support ) and rsync from the USB install to Logical Volume
4/ Boot from USB disk into vsido and chroot into the install on HD to change /etc/fstab
5/ Boot into my regular waldorf install to run update-grub, which picked up both the vsido install on USB and the one on HD
6/ Boot into the VSIDO on HD logical volume.

Hence my suggestion to include the LVM package in the VSIDO ISO.

Cheers

VastOne

  •      v-ger
  • Posts: 4181
    • View Profile
    • VSIDO Community
Re: Include the lvm2 package in the install ISO
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2013, 09:43:09 PM »
Hi xaos52, welcome to VSIDO.  We are glad to see you here.

Do you know exactly what the LVM packages are?  Is it only lvm2?

Once I know, I will add them and build a new ISO and have you test it if you do mind.

I appreciate the heads up and the recommendations to users.

Thank you Good Doctor!
VSIDO      VSIDO Twitter     VSIDO FB     VSIDO Google+   

I dev VSIDO

VastOne

  •      v-ger
  • Posts: 4181
    • View Profile
    • VSIDO Community
Re: Include the lvm2 package in the install ISO
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2013, 10:41:54 PM »
I have installed lvm2 and made it a part of the ISO

I did see these errors from buglist on the install and wonder if it is a concern
Code: [Select]
Parsing Found/Fixed information... Done
serious bugs of lvm2 (-> 2.02.98-1) <unfixed>
 #702163 - lvm2 - thin support not suitable for Wheezy
 #697676 - lvm2: cLVM binary package is missing
Summary:
 lvm2(2 bugs)
Are you sure you want to install/upgrade the above packages? [Y/n/?/...]

The ISO is being tested and then uploaded... It will be done by 7:20 PM CST (1 hour and 35 minutes from now)
VSIDO      VSIDO Twitter     VSIDO FB     VSIDO Google+   

I dev VSIDO

VastOne

  •      v-ger
  • Posts: 4181
    • View Profile
    • VSIDO Community
Re: Include the lvm2 package in the install ISO
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2013, 12:40:22 AM »
Upload is done
VSIDO      VSIDO Twitter     VSIDO FB     VSIDO Google+   

I dev VSIDO

xaos52

  • Posts: 3
    • View Profile
Re: Include the lvm2 package in the install ISO
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2013, 10:49:16 AM »
Hi VastOne,

Adding lvm2 will be a great help already.
I suspect you will have to adapt the install procedure as well. In case of LVM the system restore should be done to the mounted logical volume.

I did get the same warnings when installing lvm2.
But everything seems to work OK.

I am still in the process of 'finding my way' on this one.

Will let you know my findings when I've installed the new version.

One small annoyance I noticed when running
Code: [Select]
md5sum -c path-to-md5sum gave a message about 'Incorrect format' or something like that.
Adding a second space between the hash and the iso file path solved that. 

Cheers

Sector11

  • Posts: 870
    • View Profile
Re: Include the lvm2 package in the install ISO
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2013, 08:53:37 PM »
Curious - never heard of LVM before this.

Is it something that will be transparent or can it be deleted once the new version is installed?
Stay Home

VastOne

  •      v-ger
  • Posts: 4181
    • View Profile
    • VSIDO Community
Re: Include the lvm2 package in the install ISO
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2013, 10:28:36 PM »
It is transparent and can be removed ...

It is specifically there for people who already have a LVM configuration (think raid, similar) so that they can use it during the install
VSIDO      VSIDO Twitter     VSIDO FB     VSIDO Google+   

I dev VSIDO

hinto

  • Posts: 85
    • View Profile
Re: Include the lvm2 package in the install ISO
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2013, 03:10:54 AM »
I haven't found a good use for it (lvm).  Maybe I'm just naive.
-Hinto
"If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." - Sir Isaac Newton