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Old 06-09-2009, 05:47 AM   #1
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LVM partitions

I'm installing an x86 RHEL 5.3 box using the GUI mode from DVD. I would like to put all the partitions in LVM. But I'm confused. I selected /dev/sda and chose LVM for the whole disk - this created a /dev/sda1 partition. I then went on to create /, /tmp/, /usr - all of them are in /dev/sda2, /dev/sda3, /dev/sda4 with ext3. Am I on the right track for creating these partitions under LVM?

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You must have /boot in Ext3 because a boot loader, which is just a simple program not equipped with a LVM driver, cannot read a LVM partition. All the rest can be inside a LVM. The /boot is for the boot loader to boot the kernel stored inside it. After the kernel has been booted it can read the LVM because it has the necessary driver.

You obviously have instructed the installer incorrectly, possibly with the first instruction using the whole disk impossible to execute causing the installer to make decision to have different partitions on your behalf..

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I have read but don't say how to create LVM during installation.


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