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[linux-lvm] LVM

List members:

	Hello to all, as I am somewhat new to the list. Perhaps one of you will recommend some basic reading to get me started, but I do have a few questions regarding LVM and my proposed deployment of it on my laptop.

	I have a Dell Laptop with two 32GB HDs, and a 1394 40GB HD. I am thinking to use LVM.

(a) I am running (2.4.8 or 2.4.9, I forget offhand) is LVM inclusive to the kernel in either of those releases?
(b) How does LVM juxtapose against a backdrop of a dual boot system, when W2K/PRO is one of the OSes installed.
(c) Same question, add FreeBSD (which I have not yet installed as of yet, but do plan to)?
(d) What about Solaris?
(e) Running W2K/PRO on a laptop does not allow for disk mirroring under windows, can LVM mirror my NTFS partition?

Can I run any filesystem with it? Will the new journaling filesystems work with it (I use ReiserFS at the moment, but I am not sure if it is the best for the money ... so to speak)?

	Is LVM still in a beta state, or is it trustable with my data to the extent you can note? I am not looking for an ironclad guarantee, but I am curious if most of the known bugs are gone.

	Any recommended reading (PDF format links if possible)?

Very Respectfully, 

Stuart Blake Tener, IT3, USNR-R, N3GWG 
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Monday, September 10, 2001 4:29 AM

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