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Re: Getting rid of /boot

On Sat, 2009-12-05 at 12:33 -0500, Gene Heskett wrote: 
> On Saturday 05 December 2009, Wayne Feick wrote:
> >On Sat, 2009-12-05 at 11:30 -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
> >> Folderol even.  My objection to LVM is two fold.
> >>
> >> 1. It won't allow one to save things in the /home tree when doing an
> >> upgrade or re-install.  I have an almost 10GB corpus of email, and
> >> several scripts that are needed for my daily operations that need to be
> >> preserved.  LVM makes that impossible.
> >
> >Can you elaborate? I use LVM on all my systems, and whenever I move to a
> >new Fedora release I carry the old /home tree forward to the new
> >installation.
> >
> >Wayne.
> And just how do you do that?  The last time I tried to save /home, anaconda 
> would not proceed until I checked the format it box.  As I'm an alpha test 
> site for amanda, the recovery was doable and was done, but what kind of 
> twisted reasoning gives anaconda the right to demand I destroy my data?

Well, nothing (unless it's on a partition that has to be formatted for
an install, like /).

And I've never had that problem.  If /home is a separate LV, in
Anaconda, select the PV with the /home LV inside it.  You'll have to
reset the mount points for all the LVs (an annoyance, to be sure, that I
wish could be fixed), but you don't have to format /home (or /opt,
or /usr/local, etc.) if it is a separate LV (or if it's on a separate

                Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu

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