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How to configure LVM on Pardus 2011

Oct 27, 2010, 05:03 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Pardus is a Linux distribution with roots in the National Research Institute of Electronics and Cryptology (UEKAE), Turkey. It is one of many distributions that does not have support for the Linux Logical Volume Manager (LVM). However, that is about to change because YALI, the installation program in the next stable version, Pardus 2011, will have full support for LVM. But better than having full support for LVM is the fact that LVM will be the default disk partitioning scheme.

"This article presents a step by step guide on how to install Pardus 2011 on a custom LVM disk partitioning scheme.

"If LVM is the default disk partitioning scheme, why would it be necessary to create a custom configuration? Because in the default installation of Pardus 2011 (beta), the installer creates just two logical volumes, one for / and the other for swap, and allocates all the available disk space to these two logical volumes. A configuration that defeats some of the benefits of LVM. The main objective of this tutorial is to show how to create not just a single logical volume (for /), but also one for /home, and to allocate just enough disk space to each (logical volume) needed to get the system installed. This would leave a significant percentage of the available disk space unallocated. After installation, the unallocated disk space will then be used to create additional logical volumes, or grow existing ones – if there is a need to."

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