Help! I want one mount point to span several drives.
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Solved! I want one mount point to span several drives.
I've put together a home server, so far it's ready hardware wise. Now I would like to install Ubuntu on it.
The hardware is as follows:
P4-2.6Ghz CPU 800FSB
2GB PC2700 RAM
4 x 40GB hard drives
GeForce FX5200 128MB video card
CDRW IDE drive
I took the floppy drive out. Then installed an ATA133 Dual channel PCI IDE controller.
IDE 1 on the motherboard has 2 hard drives and IDE 1 on the PCI controller the other 2 hard drives. IDE 2 on the motherboard is controlling the CDRW drive. I'll be using the Ubuntu Desktop 6.06LTS CD for installation. Basically, during the partitioning step, I would like to do the following:
/ = about 19GB
/swap = 512MB
/home = 140GB
I know how to do this in W1nd0ws, but would like to learn how to do it in Linux. Plus I want the stability from a Linux installation, instead. Any help is greatly appreciated? Links to howto's, personal experiences, all is welcomed.
Read the install docs,
run the installer,
follow the prompts....
You will use unix fdisk to partition your drives.
If you are not going to use a separate '/usr' partition I would recommend making '/' larger, or you may find yourself cramped down the road because _everything_ except your personal files will be put in '/'.
I just went through the installation. At the partitioning step, I tried to assign /home to more than one drive. It didn't let me do that. The msg was one mount point assigned to more than one file system.
As it is right now:
/dev/hda1 = 30GB for /
/dev/hda2 = 512MB for /swap
I misread your original post.
If you want to combine the drives then indeed you need to use LVM and/or RAID.
LVM alone will do what you want, but it is non-trivial. RAID is not necessary unless you want some redundancy.
If you do not want to download the alternate install CD, I am fairly sure you can do a normal install, and just partition one disk for /home. You can then create the LVM setup after you have done the install.