[CentOS] Hardware freezes on Dell Optiplex 320 whilebooting(https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=499204)

Thu Jul 29 22:22:07 UTC 2010
Ross Walker <rswwalker at gmail.com>

On Jul 29, 2010, at 5:31 PM, "Jason Pyeron" <jpyeron at pdinc.us> wrote:

> Is there a yum way of installing lilo? Will it work with the devicemapper?
> (assumption is no)

As long a LILO can boot the kernel off /boot and /boot is a Linux or MDRAID partition all the device-mapper related stuff will be done within the initrd.

As far as mirrored /boot is concerned, if LILO is set to look in that partition and it's file system is ext2/3 it can grab the kernel file. It's read-only during boot and the mdraid meta-data is kept at the end of the partition, so it should look and behave as a normal ext file system.