Trying to install
Using slackware64 DVD 13.1, install goes fine, but LILO won't boot
and there is no error. My system simply can't see anything to boot.
(No LILO error)
Following the directions in README_CRYPT.TXT,
I make a smallish boot partition (/dev/sde1)
and use the rest of the disk (/dev/sde2) as LVM
with three volumes; root, home, and swap.
The creation of the LVM and the installation of
packages seems to go fine. LILO seems to install just fine to MBR
After the chroot, and making the initrd (which seems to go fine)
and editing /etc/lilo.conf to
image = /boot/vmlinuz-generic-126.96.36.199
initrd = /boot/initrd.gz
root = /dev/cryptvg/root
label = linux
(for some reason there is no
vmlinuz-generic-smp-188.8.131.52-smp on my installed system like the directions say
...I save, run lilo, and ctrl+alt+del to reboot. Then nothing happens.
No boot message at all.
) Is my LVM partition (/dev/sde2) supposed to be flagged "bootable" ala fdisk?
1a) If so, is the boot partition (/dev/sde1) supposed to also be bootable?
) When "liloconfig" asks where to install to MBR, should I change the default "/dev/sde" to "/dev/sde1" <---<<< AKA the unencrypted boot partition??
)"Warning: The boot sector and map file are on different disks
Is this one of the LILO warnings that is "safe to ignore"
per the instructions in README_CRYPT.TXT ??
..and I have selected to mount /dev/sde1 on "/boot"
(A regular install with no
LVM went perfectly on this same hardware)
Many thanks for the guidance of a guru!