Booting Fedora from LVM with grub2

Reindl Harald h.reindl at
Thu Mar 29 07:16:15 UTC 2012

Am 29.03.2012 09:00, schrieb Paul Howarth:
> On Wed, 28 Mar 2012 22:16:25 +0200
> Reindl Harald <h.reindl at> wrote:
>> maybe the tone was minimal rude because i do absolutely
>> not understand why anyone can have the idea "hey let us
>> remove the whole custom partitioning and replace with
>> kickstart only" to solve problems with it
> That's not what I understood from Adam's description, which was:
>> It's worth bearing in mind there's a giant anaconda UI rewrite still
>> pending, which entirely redesigns the storage configuration GUI. One
>> of the other major changes is that it makes all installations
>> kickstart-driven. The GUI will just produce a kickstart file, which
>> anaconda will then process to perform the actual install.

see the mail below

yes, i confused Adam and Richard because both
and both spoke about Kickstart, and this message
below is as clear as it can be and matches 100% to my
answer - my reply to the wrong person was the result
of reply not instantly and try to wait what happens

-------- Original-Nachricht --------
Betreff: Re: Booting Fedora from LVM with grub2
Datum: Sun, 25 Mar 2012 09:32:02 +0100
Von: Richard W.M. Jones <rjones at>
Antwort an: Development discussions related to Fedora <devel at>
An: Development discussions related to Fedora <devel at>

On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 12:08:42PM -0400, Gerry Reno wrote:
> 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
> friendly.

I had similar problems trying to set up a basic RAID 1 (not /boot)
guest.  I found Anaconda is full of bugs and wierdness once you stray
into the custom partitioning code.

Apparently kickstart is a better way to do this.

Perhaps, like Ubuntu's installer, the graphical part of Anaconda
should concentrate on doing the simple stuff, and leave everything
else to kickstart non-graphical installations.

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