LVM based partition scheme (using Thin Volume) fails during installation

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Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 4 (SLES 11 SP4)

Situation

With default PReP partition (8MB) installation can fail with following error:

WARNING: no dependencies for kernel module 'linear' found.
Kernel Modules: dm-mod mbcache jbd ext3
Features:       dm block lvm2
33710 blocks
Perl-Bootloader: 2015-03-11 11:35:06 <3> pbl-1011.2 Core::RunCommand.1614: Error: '/sbin/lilo' failed with exit code 1, output:
<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
running on chrp
/dev/sda
/dev/sda1
Boot target is /dev/sda1
add note section for RS6K
MKDOSFS options: -s 1 -F 16 -n 'lv_root'
ERROR: Boot partition '/dev/sda1' cannot hold 49324 blocks
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
There was an error generating the initrd (1)

Resolution

With LVM based partition scheme using thin volume, ensure PReP partition size is at least 200MB. A bigger PReP partition is required so that it can carry kernel and initrd files.

Disclaimer

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  • Document ID:7016660
  • Creation Date: 08-Jul-2015
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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