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Re: [linux-lvm] Keeping swap in the middle of the disk

On Fri, 26.01.01, Chris Wilson <cdw22 hermes cam ac uk> wrote:

[cut some stuff]

> Each disk is partitioned as follows:
>   hda1     hda2      hda3     hda4
> <32 meg> <22 gig> <256 meg> <22 gig>
> The two drives are hda and hdc. I'd hoped it might be possible to create a
> Logical Volume from hda2 and hda4, and one from hdc2 and hdc4. Then use
> them as Physical Volumes to create an 88gig Logical Volume for my reiser
> filesystem. It would appear that I cannot do this with LVM (pvcreate
> appears to check that the devices are not logical volumes).

I suppose the hda3 and hdc3 are to be the swap devices, so all you
have to do is:

(1) 	turn hda2, hda4, hdc2 and hdc4 into _physical volumes_, using
	partition id 8e and pvcreate, eg

	"pvcreate /dev/hda2 /dev/hda4 /dev/hdc2 /dev/hdc4"

(2)	create a _volume group_ out of these PV's

	"pvcreate <name of VG> /dev/hda2 /dev/hda4 /dev/hdc2 /dev/hdc4"

(3)	create a _logical volume_. This is where the filesystems are
	put on :)

	"lvcreate -n <name of LV> -L 88G /dev/<name of VG>"

(4) 	make filesystem

	"mkreiserfs /dev/<name of VG>/<name of LV>

that should be it.

good luck,


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