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Old 06-11-2009, 10:37 PM   #1
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Lvm novice needs help


I would like to use LVM to install several distros on a single hard drive. What are the steps involved? Thanks.
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Old 06-11-2009, 10:55 PM   #2
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From wikipedia:
The installers for the Arch Linux, Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, MontaVista Linux, openSUSE, SLED, SLES, and Ubuntu distributions are LVM-aware and can install a bootable system with a root filesystem on a logical volume.

So, stick the disk in, see what happens. Are you sure you want to use LVM? What distros do you want to use? What steps are you expecting?
 
Old 06-12-2009, 02:06 AM   #3
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Are you sure you mean LVM, or a virtual server sw?
 
Old 06-12-2009, 10:44 AM   #4
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James,

Almost all the distros in which I am interested are on your list.

Let's say you want to install six distros. Do you let the first one initially occupy the entire drive and then have subsequent installations shrink the space that #1 occupies? How do you specify the amount of space a logical volume occupies? Is software called LVM Manager useful during installation? Is there a problem putting root "partitions" in a logical volume? Are there limitations on what you can do with a logical volume that I should be aware of during installation? Is it possible to install a non-LVM distro (Mandriva?) on the same drive? Do I install it before or after the LVM distros?

Many thanks for your time.

geno
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From wikipedia:
The installers for the Arch Linux, Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, MontaVista Linux, openSUSE, SLED, SLES, and Ubuntu distributions are LVM-aware and can install a bootable system with a root filesystem on a logical volume.

So, stick the disk in, see what happens. Are you sure you want to use LVM? What distros do you want to use? What steps are you expecting?
 
Old 06-12-2009, 01:11 PM   #5
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Let's say you want to install six distros. Do you let the first one initially occupy the entire drive and then have subsequent installations shrink the space that #1 occupies?
If the goal is to install six distros, how about multi booting them with grub? (What is LVM buying you in this case?)

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Is there a problem putting root "partitions" in a logical volume?
/boot can not be no a logical volume. AFAIK, everything else should be OK.
 
  


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