Hello! A short success report about using GRUB2 on a LVM-only system, with GPT instead of the usual MBR booting, on a AMD64 system, installed with the 20090531-7 Debian Installer.
I had the DI create a GPT partition table, partitioned that into a small (1 MiB) GRUB booting partition (as suggested on <http://grub.enbug.org/BIOS_Boot_Partition>, which I had found by pure chance), and used all the rest for a LVM PV. I created a VG, and root (ext3) and swap LVs. I Installed the system. For the bootloader to be installed, only LILO was offered, so I proceeded without installing that one, switched to a shell, did a ``chroot /target bash'', followed by ``apt-get install grub-pc'' to install GRUB2, and then ``grub-install /dev/sda''. This just worked. When I disabled the GRUB booting partition again (for testing this), I indeed got a ``can only use blocklists, which is bad'' warning, so I enabled it again. Booting this system also worked fine. To sum it up: using GRUB2 for booting a LVM-only system, with GPT instead of the usual MBR booting, on a AMD64 system, installed with the 20090531-7 Debian Installer does work, but currently needs manual installing. Regards, Thomas
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