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Old 05-04-2012, 10:01 PM   #1
37fleetwood
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new Ubuntu install using alt. cd and LVM (please help!)


HI, I'm not exactly new to using Linux, but I am not technically proficient in coping with what I'm needing to accomplish.

I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 using LVM and including all 4 physical hard drives in my computer.
so far I have been able to install using the alternative cd using LVM but only on one drive. once installed I haven't been able to add the other drives into the LVM (sorry if the terminology isn't correct)
here are the questions I need answered and maybe help with.
1. can I get the Ubuntu alt. cd installer to use all 4 drives as one logical volume during the install? if so how?
2. if the answer to question 1 is no, can I add the other 3 drives to the logical volume after the install? if so how?

someone suggested using Fedora as it makes it easy to accomplish what I want, but I'm having reliability issues that I never had with Ubuntu and I'd like to move back.
here is what my current LVM looks like under Fedora 14:
http://classicbicyclefanatics.com/ga...Management.jpg

here are some of my system stats.
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T processor
16gb ram
4x2tb hdd's

Last edited by 37fleetwood; 05-04-2012 at 10:03 PM.
 
Old 05-05-2012, 01:33 AM   #2
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You can add new disks (as pvs) anytime after the install. Then add the pv to the vg, then expand any lv in need.
There is a how-to on tldp.org, and redhat have/had good LVM doco as well.
 
  


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