[CentOS] Is it possible to lvrename the current root partition?

Fri May 2 21:23:52 UTC 2008
William L. Maltby <CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com>

On Fri, 2008-05-02 at 17:04 -0400, Alfred von Campe wrote:
> I'd like to rename my existing volume groups and logical volumes (I  
> picked names a long time ago I no longer like :-).  I recently  
> stumbled across the lvrename and vgrename commands, but when I tried  
> the former to rename the logical volume that my root partition  
> resides on, the system became unbootable.
> In addition to renaming the LV (and VG if I decide to to that as  
> well), what else needs to be changed?  So far my list includes:
>    o /etc/fstabb
>    o /boot/grub/grub.conf
>    o /dev/<vgname>/<lvnamex>
>    o /dev/mapper/<vgname-lvnamex>
> I was hoping the lvrename and/or vgrename would take care of these  
> details.  Are there any scripts out there that take care of all the  
> details?  If not, I may write one (once I have the recipe to get this  
> working, of course).

Remake your initrd. In there is a reference to the volgroup/lvol that
you will want to change. Or you can add and change the parameter to
ignore check failures.

Then just the usual fstab, local scripts, etc.

> Alfred
> <snip sig stuff>