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Recommended update for mkinitrd


(Last modified: 31JUL2007)

solutions Recommended update for mkinitrd SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (73d574a6b0357e43601d5137e35561bb)

Applies to

Package: mkinitrd
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for IBM POWER
Patch: patch-11646
Release: 20070731
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using LVM should install this update.



Problem description

In SLES 9, mkinitrd creates an initrd which activates all volume groups from LVM, ignoring the settings in /etc/sysconfig/lvm. With this update, mkinitrd behaves the same as on SLES10 and writes an initrd that activates only the root volume group. Other volume groups will be activated later by the boot scripts.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Uvh mkinitrd.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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