I have the /boot partition set up separately as x2fs format from what I was reading in the HOWTO It sounded as though I could do this as long as the LVM support was in the kernel and the ramdisk that was loaded from the boot partition.
My disk is partitioned as so
/dev/hda 83 Linux
/dev/hdb 82 Linux swap
/dev/hdc 8e Linux LVM
I have the /boot in the /dev/hda with the kernel and the Ramdisk files there. Then I am trying to move everything else to the /dev/hdc partition (LVM).
I have a second disk (configured as 1 type 83 Linux partition)that I have the original install of the root (/) on
Just to make sure I understand what you are saying. I need to have the root on a linux (type 83) partition also (and I am guessing also leave the /proc and /dev there). then I should be able to move everything else (i.e. /usr /var etc.) to the LVM. Is the /bin and /sbin required for boot also or can I put them in the LVM?
I am installing on an old machine with smaller drives and the disk space is going to be pretty tight in order to install X and KDE. I would like the more flexible control of the drive space with LVM.