On 10/28/06, Peter Gordon <peter(a)thecodergeek.com> wrote:
Patrick Bakker wrote:
> For FC7 would it be possible to give volume groups more descriptive names?
> For instance instead of VolGroup00 could the volume group anaconda creates
> be called FedoraCore7?
What happens when the user upgrades their system, then? I'm not too
knowledgeable about LVM-fu, but would updating the name that is on the
volume group be troublesome?
There is a vgrename command so you must be able to rename a volume group.
I suppose that would also require updating /etc/fstab to change the
mount points ...
> - As long as everybody includes a distribution prefix in the
> initrd ... like .fc6 there should not be any overlap of kernels.
Unfortunately, something like this is not to be expected (some
distributions don't suffix their kernel naming, plus the user could always
build their own kernel/initrd if they so chose).
I think for this to work its a matter of people agreeing to follow
certain conventions. One convention would be everyone has to suffix
their kernels or put them in named sub-directory. Then user-built
kernels which are not suffixed will not have a problem.
> - It looks like Fedora installs grub's configuration in /etc
which makes it
> particular to Fedora. Is it possible to move it into /boot as well so that
> the same grub
> can be modified by any distribution?
The /etc/grub.conf file is nothing more than a symlink to the one contained
in the /boot/grub directory.