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Re: Ultimate Fedora partition scheme ?

On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 6:42 AM, Jussi Lehtola <jussilehtola fedoraproject org> wrote:
On Thu, 2009-06-18 at 14:38 +0200, Valent Turkovic wrote:
> With 120GB available and with this ideas in mind would this partition
> scheme work or you have better ideas:
> sda1 ; /boot ; 200MB ; ext3 ; fedora boot
> sda2 ; / ; 10GB ; ext4 ; root partition for fedora
> sda3 ; / ; 10GB ; ext4 ; root for ubuntu (it doens't need extra /boot partition)
> sda5; 100GB ; extended partiton
> sda6; 20GB ; PV_1 for LVM (LVM physical volume)
> sda7; 20GB ; PV_2 for LVM
> sda8; 20GB ; PV_3 for LVM
> sda9; 20GB ; PV_4 for LVM
> sda10; 20GB ; PV_5 for LVM

Uhh.. IMHO there is no sense whatsoever to create multiple LVM
partitions on a single hard drive. You can manage with a couple small
boot partitions, and the rest of stuff on LVM. When the partitions are
in LVM, you can resize them whenever necessary.

To elaborate on what Jussi said, partitions 5-10 are completely unnecessary and defeat the purpose of LVM. You don't really need 2 & 3. I could see you using two different Volume Groups (one for Fedora and one for Ubuntu) but that's about it, and that isn't strictly needed. You would have one large partition of the remainder of the space after your boot partition. Create a volume group and then as many logical volumes as you need under that.

Not too long ago I didn't like LVM but that was from not understanding how to use it but after reading up on it a bit I've found it quite useful. One word of caution. I used the system-config-lvm once to create a volume group after adding another drive. It doesn't create a partition when creating a volume group (you can use a whole drive without a partition but it's not reccomended.) So use parted or fdisk to create the partition first in this situation. When I installed F11 (with a whole drive as /home) Anaconda didn't recognize it so I had to install with / only and then map in /home after install.


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