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Re: is lvm deprecated?



> Hi all,
>
> This is wrt f10.
>
> I have an 80G drive.  When I installed f10 I chose a custom layout for
> it.  My intent was to have a separate /boot partition, swap partition,
> and 4 lvms of approx. 20G each.
>
> When all was said and done the drive ended up looking like this:
>
> /dev/sda1   *           1          13      104391   83  Linux
> /dev/sda2              14        2435    19454715   83  Linux
> /dev/sda3            2436        4857    19454715   8e  Linux LVM
> /dev/sda4            4858        9964    41021977+   5  Extended
> /dev/sda5            4858        7279    19454683+  8e  Linux LVM
> /dev/sda6            7280        7406     1020096   82  Linux swap /
> Solaris
> /dev/sda7            7407        9964    20547103+  8e  Linux LVM
>
> Certainly not what I intended.
>
> Tried lvdisplay and got no results.  Tried lvscan first then lvdisplay
> and got the same outcome.  vgdisplay, ditto.  pvdisplay, nada.  fdisk
> seems to think there are logical volumes.
>
> cat /etc/mtab and I see this: /dev/mapper/pdc_gdgdgcfhp1 (and 2).  In
> fact in /dev/mapper there are 9 of these.
>
> Anybody know where this is documented?  Is lvm dead?  Inquiring minds
> want to know ;)
>
> Thanks for any insight,
> Mike Wright

LVM is very much alive and in use.

What you appear to have done is created your "volume groups", but not
created any actual logical volumes in them, nor formatted those logical
volumes to create filesystems.

What you'll want to do, now, is to run system-config-lvm, and run through
the process of creating actual logical volumes and setting them up as
filesystems.

It's actually very simple and painless.
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