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Old 11-17-2007, 07:32 PM   #1
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how can i turn off LVM so it's not there at boot

i want to get rid of lvm starting up at boot,
i don't use it, and as far as i know, it's useless to me.

i don't want to remove or uninstall it, i just want to turn it off so it doesn't bother looking for it when my system boots up.

basically looking to load my pc faster, and this is one of the things i don't currently need to load at boot i think.

i don't need any raid devices, and i don't need to resize anything for a very very long time...
Old 11-17-2007, 09:16 PM   #2
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I thinkm Fedora will set up your partitions as logical volumes by default (unless you told it not to). Therefore you don't want to turn off logical volume management if this si the case. What does df show? If it shows your partition as /dev/VolGroup/whatever rather than /dev/hdaX or /dev/sdaX then I think you pretty much have to have logical volume management enabled. Otherwise you can comment out the lines that start up LVM in /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit (search the file for "Logical Volume" and you'll find the lines that start it. Warning: if your partitions are set up as logical volumes and you disable this you will likely render your system unbootable.
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if LVM is loaded at boot. Most likely you have partition your system with LVM. So, the only way to turn it off is by rebuilding your server without using LVM. Execute this command "df -h" and provide your output.
Old 11-18-2007, 05:14 AM   #4
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basically looking to load my pc faster, and this is one of the things i don't currently need to load at boot i think.
You'd better think again. LVM houses your partitions so it can't be simply removed, it would be like pulling out your hard drives in order to cut down on electricity bills.

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