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wiki:pretce [2011/10/26 21:55]
gerald_clark [Boot Entry]
wiki:pretce [2013/12/10 08:20] (current)
gerald_clark [Create lvm2-boot.tcz]
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 The bootcode **pretce=dev/dir** will allow us to preload a set of extensions. This bootcode does not have a default directory name. If you omit the **/dir** portion, tc/mc will look for **onboot.lst** and **optional/** in the partition's root directory. The bootcode **pretce=dev/dir** will allow us to preload a set of extensions. This bootcode does not have a default directory name. If you omit the **/dir** portion, tc/mc will look for **onboot.lst** and **optional/** in the partition's root directory.
  
-The following steps assume that the boot partition is **/dev/sda1**, the directory to use **/pre** and that the logical volume we will be using is **dm-0**. This has also been tested with **md126** RAID 1 device.+The following steps assume that the boot partition is **/dev/sda1**, the directory to use is **/pre** and that the logical volume we will be using is **dm-0**. This has also been tested with **md126** RAID 1 device.
 It is based on my CentOS 5 installation that boots off /dev/sda1 and has 2 logical volumes ( root and swap ). It is based on my CentOS 5 installation that boots off /dev/sda1 and has 2 logical volumes ( root and swap ).
  
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   * Reboot.   * Reboot.
  
-==== Create mdadm-boot.tcz ====+==== Create mdadm-boot.tcz ==== 
 +Starting with dCore and Core 5.1 mdadm-boot.sce is no longer needed. 
 +Instead, you can put the line **mdadm -A --scan ; sleep 2** into an executable shell script named **onpre.sh** in the pretce directory. 
 +The shell script **onpre.sh** is run after all the pretce packages are loaded. 
 We need an extension that activates the RAID volumes. The following script will create it. We need an extension that activates the RAID volumes. The following script will create it.
 <code> <code>
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   * Mv **mdadm-boot.tcz** to **/mnt/sda1/pre/optional/**.   * Mv **mdadm-boot.tcz** to **/mnt/sda1/pre/optional/**.
   * Add the line **mdadm-boot.tcz** to the end of **/mnt/sda1/pre/onboot.lst**.   * Add the line **mdadm-boot.tcz** to the end of **/mnt/sda1/pre/onboot.lst**.
 +  * If you do not want the pretce device to remain mounted, be sure to add the **copy2fs.flg** file to the pretce directory.
 +
 +==== Create lvm2-boot.tcz ====
 +Starting with dCore and core 5.1 lvm2-boot.sce is no longer needed.
 +Instead, you can put the line **vgchange -ay ; sleep 2** into an executable shell script named **onpre.sh** in the pretce directory.
 +The shell script **onpre.sh** is run after all the pretce packages are loaded.
  
-==== Create a lvm2-boot.tcz ==== 
 We need an extension that activates the lvm2 volumes. The following script will create it.  We need an extension that activates the lvm2 volumes. The following script will create it. 
 <code> <code>
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   * Mv **lvm2-boot.tcz** to **/mnt/sda1/pre/optional/**.   * Mv **lvm2-boot.tcz** to **/mnt/sda1/pre/optional/**.
   * Add the line **lvm2-boot.tcz** to the end of **/mnt/sda1/pre/onboot.lst**.   * Add the line **lvm2-boot.tcz** to the end of **/mnt/sda1/pre/onboot.lst**.
 +  * If you do not want the pretce device to remain mounted, be sure to add the **copy2fs.flg** file to the pretce directory.
 +
  
 ==== Boot Entry ==== ==== Boot Entry ====
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 For LVM,  add the boot options **pretce=sda1/pre tce=dm-0**. For LVM,  add the boot options **pretce=sda1/pre tce=dm-0**.
  
-Reboot and verify that /opt/.tce_dir contains /mnt/dm-0/tce or whatever is correct for your machine ).+Reboot and verify that /opt/.tce_dir contains **/mnt/md126/tce**, or **/mnt/dm-0/tce** , or whatever is correct for your machine.
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