Booting Fedora from LVM with grub2

Gerry Reno greno at
Fri Mar 23 16:08:42 UTC 2012

On 03/23/2012 11:26 AM, Reindl Harald wrote:
> Am 23.03.2012 16:19, schrieb Michael Cronenworth:
>> David Lehman wrote:
>>> I was able to complete an install of F17-Alpha just now with all lvm. I
>>> had to force the use of MSDOS disklabel instead of GPT (used parted's
>>> mklabel command on tty2 while the anaconda prerelease warning was on
>>> screen on tty6)
>> Does the anaconda option "nogpt" no longer exist?
> you have to boot with "noefi" as kernel-param to get
> rid of this whole GPT/EFI crap and end in a successful
> customized disk layout
> this took me THREE HOURS last monday to get a machne
> setup with 3 raid1 (/boot, / and /data), really poor
> have a OS installer not supporting /boot on a mirrored
> RAID leading in a unbootable system if the wrong disk
> fails in the year 2012
> the F16 error message is useless, so i burned
> F15 again, got a better error message which brought
> the "noefi" option by google and since it was a DVD-RW
> after the first setup upgrade to F16
> anaconda is really one of the most hated things of
> me since many years and because F17 alpha falls back
> on text-installation while manual partitioning is
> rmeoved in text-mode currently more than ever

/boot on RAID is related to this bug:  which I opened 3
years ago.

Things have only gotten worse since.

I can create virtually any type of layout when installing Ubuntu/Debian
but not so with Fedora.

Two things that would be useful are /boot on md0 array and creating
RAID-1 arrays with just one disk (degraded, other disk to be added later).

You can do all of these things manually outside of anaconda and then
just tell anaconda to use existing setup.  But that is not very user


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