[CentOS] LVM & Knoppix

Robert kerplop at sbcglobal.net
Tue Oct 4 14:32:17 UTC 2005

Aleksandar Milivojevic wrote:

> Quoting Robert <kerplop at sbcglobal.net>:
>> Well, I *could* simply boot one of the three CentOS kernels in GRUB's 
>> repertoire just as I do on those rare occasions I boot.   I was 
>> hoping someone could point me to a utility that will undo the LVM 
>> mess permanently.  I think I've figured out a way to accomodate my 
>> current need to have my data available when booted into KNOPPIX but I 
>> won't be able to try until tomorrow.
> The fact that Konppix doesn't include userland LVM utilities is 
> shortcomming of
> Knoppix.  It does not mean that LVM is a mess.  Actually I was extremely
> dissapointed when I found that Knoppix does not have LVM utilities, 
> not even in
> DVD version (8GB of all kinds of stupidities you can imagine, but no 
> space for
> 2MB LVM package).
> Maybe you should send email to Klaus and ask him to finally start 
> including the
> darn utilities as part of the base system, at least on DVD.
> Said that, the kernel that comes with Knoppix has LVM support 
> enabled.  All you
> need are userland utilities.  You can install them over network using 
> dpkg (or
> whatever package maintance utilitiy is called in Debian) once you are 
> booted
> into Knoppix.  There are instructions for doing that somewhere someplace
> (probably typing "knoppix lvm" in Google would find them).  If you 
> have USB
> key, or something similar, you can place the userland LVM utilities on 
> it, so
> you don't have to install them each time you boot into Knoppix (or 
> maybe you
> could rebuild your own version of Koppix CD which will have them).

Thanks for your comments and suggestions. I will search for the 
utilities and put them on a USB key about 1 cup of coffee from now.  
Like you, if the package is only a few MB, I find it strange that it 
wasn't included in the 3.2GB DVD iso.
I'm sure LVM is great stuff when you have a need for it but when I 
discovered last night that I couldn't mount my CentOS partition, it 
brought back memories of Max-Blast and its cousins.

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