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Re: [linux-lvm] newbie question



Ok, so say I have 1 36gb scsi drive, do I do a basic installation using
say 1gb or less all on the first partition or say with a boot and a /
taking up two partitions? Then when I have everything installed I create a
huge 35gb partition as LVM, create /usr /var /home etc on it and remount
everything there? Then a similar idea when using raid1?

cheers

On Fri, 2 Feb 2001, Andreas Dilger wrote:

> James writes:
> > If I did a standard installation using say 5 partitions / /usr /var/ /home
> > swap, it would be a pain transferring this to an lvm system. So how do you
> > lot do it ? WHat sort of installation do you do?
> 
> AIX comes with 7 partitions standard:
> 
> / /usr /var /home /tmp swap boot
> 
> You can put all of these into Linux LVM, except boot.  That should be
> working fairly soon.
> 
> > my partitions at the moment
> > 
> >  Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
> > /dev/hda1   *         1       608   4883728+  83  Linux
> > /dev/hda2           609       627    152617+  82  Linux swap
> > /dev/hda3           628       749    979965   83  Linux
> > /dev/hda4           750      1601   6843690    5  Extended
> > /dev/hda5           750       871    979933+  8e  Linux LVM
> > /dev/hda6           872       993    979933+  8e  Linux LVM
> > /dev/hda7           994      1601   4883728+  8e  Linux LVM
> 
> I would suggest combining all of the LVM partitions into a single one.
> You are wasting space with having multiple LVM partitions on a single
> drive, and it doesn't benefit anything.  Each PV can waste up to
> (PE size - 1)  bytes, so up to 4MB if you use default PE size.  The only
> reason you might want to do this is if you have multiple VGs, but there
> is not really a reason to do this with only a single drive.
> 
> Cheers, Andreas
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>                  \  would they cancel out, leaving him still hungry?"
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