LILO is not able to update the bootloader on a system with root on a dm-multipath device
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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
# lilo -d
running on chrp
Boot target is /dev/sda1
add note section for RS6K
MKDOSFS options: -s 1 -F 16 -n 'rootlv'
++ dmsetup ls
+ [[ system-part2 (253, 2)
vg00-rootlv (253, 3)
system-part1 (253, 1)
system (253, 0)
vg00-lvol0 (253, 7)
vg00-tmplv (253, 5)
vg00-varlv (253, 6)
vg00-swaplv (253, 4) == *sda1* ]]
+ set +x
mkfs.msdos 2.11 (12 Mar 2005)
mkfs.msdos: unable to open /dev/sda1
The result of this problem is that you will not be able to boot the system.
Please boot into the rescue mode
Mount the root device
# mount /dev/vg00/rootvg /mnt
# mount -o bind /dev /mnt/dev
# mount -o bind /proc /mnt/proc
# mount -o bind /sys /mnt/sys
Change root to /mnt
# chroot /mnt
The bootloader will be updated and the system can be booted normal again.
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- Creation Date: 11-Dec-2007
- Modified Date:16-Mar-2021
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