I've been reading about partition limits, MBR-style, and GPT-style partitions and I sorta like what this guy has to say: http://insan-it.blogspot.com/2010/09...ersus-lvm.html
That being said I've used LVM enough to be comfortable but I've never had an "all-LVM" volume without a partition table. First:
1) Is this possible? Can I boot off an LVM volume?
2) If not, than can I try this guy's idea and create a small (512MB) /boot partition and embed LVM into the remainder of the disk? Can you create an LVM physical volume at an arbitrary offset (in this case at the end of the partitions)? I've looked into using loopback to achieve this since losetup takes an offset but what is the size limitation on loopback devices?