10.1. Upgrading to LVM 1.0.8 with a non-LVM root partition
There are just a few simple steps to transition this setup, but it
is still recommended that you backup your data before you try it.
You have been warned.
Build LVM kernel and modules
Follow the steps outlined in Chapter 5 -
Section 6.2 for instructions on how to get
and build the necessary kernel components of LVM.
Build the LVM user tools
Follow the steps in
Chapter 9 to build and install the user tools
Setup your init scripts
Make sure you have the proper init scripts setup as per
Boot into the new kernel
Make sure your boot-loader is setup to load the new
LVM-enhanced kernel and, if you are using LVM modules, put an
insmod lvm-mod into your startup script OR
extend /etc/modules.conf (formerly
/etc/conf.modules) by adding
to enable modprobe to load the LVM module (don't forget to
alias block-major-58 lvm-mod
alias char-major-109 lvm-mod
Reboot and enjoy.