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Old 06-26-2008, 01:57 AM   #1
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Installing Linux ??

Can anyone help me understanding the following installation request.I received an installation request of RHEL 4 with the following configurations:
Code:> OS: Redhat 4 Update 6 Logical Volumes : 
VolGroup00 LogVol00 12,288 12 / VolGroup00 LogVol01 10,240 10 none VolGroup00 lvfs 2,048 2 /home/admin/ VolGroup00 lvfsrecord 8,192 8 /home/admin/records VolGroup00 lvfslog 2,048 2 /home/admin/logs VolGroup00 lvfstomcat 1,024 1 /home/admin/tomcat VolGroup00 lvfstrace 4,096 4 /home/admin/traces VolGroup00 lvmydata 15,360 15 /home/admin/mysql/data VolGroup00 lvmylog 5,120 5 /home/admin/mysql/logs VolGroup00 lvfsarchive 6,144 6 /home/admin/archive 2.
How to go for it?Should I configure LVM during the initial installation or should I do it post-installation?
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I typically do it during the installation. Certainly much easier for /, /tmp, /usr, /var etc... and since you're doing those why not go ahead and do the rest?

During the install it will ask you about overwriting the disk or adding to the end of it. On that page is an check box to modify the setup before committing it - select that and it will dump you into the screen where you can see what it setup by default. You can then modify the configuration in that screen. Often it will allocate most of the partition it uses for LVM to /. You can modify the LVM configuration and will need to reduce the preallocated size of root (/) then add the other logical volumes.

Don't forget you'll need a /boot and it can NOT be part of LVM but can be on the same disk (or RAID LUN) that VolGroup00 is part of.


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