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Re: Installation plays hardball



On Fri, 1 Jan 2010, Marko Vojinovic wrote:

On Friday 01 January 2010 19:31:07 BeartoothHOS wrote:

	I know Anaconda offers an option to *hide* LVM, but I don't
recall any choice to eschew it entirely. Am I just having a memory lapse?

Ehmm, during the installation, at some point Anaconda will ask you how you
want the disk set up, and you can choose between various partition layouts:
default, this, that, and --- custom. So choose to create custom layout, and
use the GUI interface (is it called disk druid?) to create all the partitions
you want manually. The type of each partition is at your disposal to choose
---  ext#, fat, this, that, etc...

Yes, and I did, mostly with custom, over and over again. Id est, I tried to increase the size of /boot any way I could, and never found any way to add a single byte.

I'm not knowledgeable enough to do sophisticated partitioning -- that would be like a half-blind spastic (both of which I resemble at times) trying to shave with a straight razor. He might succeed, of course.

Alternatively, you may create LVM volumes
and partitions inside them. It's all there in the GUI, and it's completely
configurable. Nothing is forced down on you, AFAIK.

I haven't the faintest conception what LVM is, much less what good it is to the Alpha Plus Technoids who understand it, but whose prowess I no more aspire to than they to expertise on the history of tongues. I did try, several times each, not only with Anaconda but by accepting the risk of using gparted and qtparted. All refused, every time, to let me add a single byte to /boot.

The only thing I miss is the ability to use old-school fdisk instead of disk
druid, but over time I learned to trust it to do its job as well as fdisk. :-)

Fdisk is another of the things of which I know only how to spell them; life is too short ....

--
Beartooth Staffwright, Neo-Redneck Not Quite Clueless Power User
I have precious (very precious!) little idea where up is.


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