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Re: [opensuse] Separate /usr?
On the other hand, going forward I suggest to not setup a separate /usr
anymore, there's no benefit in it.

So I tried it.

I have a 11.4 system and grub.
Please don't ask me to upgrade to 12.1 or grub2.

And yes I have Fedora-16 system with grub2 and ...
that boots into the LVM partition, so I know it can be done that way.

But there is a lot on the Web of a Million Lies about systems being
converted to boot into LVM'd root using grub.


Well, regular readers know that I'm and advocate of LVM.
So what I did was create a LVM partition "NewRoot" large enough to hold
/ and /usr. Its an ext3. (I'd really like a resiserFS so I don't
have to worry about how many inodes ...) and using rsync copied / and
/usr there. As in using the "lHK" flags.

I then did the fiddly bit as descried in the relevant section here
http://www.linuxweblog.com/convert-root-filesytem-lvm-over-raid
sections 6, 7 and 8

The reboot give me a panic, but without enough information as to why.

I do have concerns that /dev/root is /dev/sda2 but I'm not sure if the
boot process should redefine that.

Any thoughts from people who know more about boot and what initrd is
about and what the mkinitrd does?



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