Art Alexion on 11 Sep 2010 20:59:23 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Boot disk supporting lvm

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  • Subject: Re: [PLUG] Boot disk supporting lvm
  • Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2010 23:59:18 -0400
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On Sat, Sep 11, 2010 at 11:19 PM, Gordon Dexter <> wrote:
You wouldn't happen to be having this issue, would you?:

No, there isn't a Windows partition, and I think it is grub 1.  That is, it was grub 1 until the latest Ubuntu update broke it.


Really it should be possible for you to reinstall Grub without completely reinstalling the OS, but I'll assume you have some other reason (e.g. updating).

Yeah, I've been upgrading Kubuntu on this machine since 7.10, and it really seems to have a lot of other problems.  I have never used any of the beneficial features of lvm (It was a default install, I believe) and it has only caused problems as this is the second time I have had grub problems.


Assuming you tried doing lvm vgscan and that didn't do anything, I'd say any recent live CD should work.  The latest Ubuntu live CD will do in a pinch.

I'll try the ubuntu live as that is probably what I will end up installing.

Of course, the nice part about Linux is that for future reinstalls you can put /home on a completely separate partition (or in this case logical volume) from / and save almost all hassle when reinstalling (unless you plan to upgrade to Luks+lvm whole disk encryption or something).

Yes, that is what I usually do, but for some reason, didn't do it on this machine.  I understand I no longer need to configure a separate /boot partition now, with grub2.

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