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How TO implement LVM with root partition?

 
Worapoj P.
Regular Advisor

How TO implement LVM with root partition?

Dear Expertise,
How TO implement LVM with root partition like /boot / and swap.

Thanks in advance for your helps.
B/R,
Worapoj.
For LOVE For Honor For Mankind
7 REPLIES
Tony Contratto
Respected Contributor

Re: How TO implement LVM with root partition?

The following HOWTO has some info on this.

http://tldp.org/HOWTO/LVM-HOWTO/

Looks like they converted everything but /boot and swap to LVM and used an initial ramdisk to get lilo to boot the kernel using a root filesystem that is on a lvol.

It is noted in the HOWTO that upgrades to the system will be difficult if you decide to do this.

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Tony
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I_M
Honored Contributor

Re: How TO implement LVM with root partition?

Hi

RH 8.0 will make your dream come true.
Wait until end of Sep.2002.

I personally don't like RedHat's X.0 version. Its buggy....

Good luck
John Meissner
Esteemed Contributor

Re: How TO implement LVM with root partition?

######### WARNING #########
I was talking to a Red Hat sales rep and a Red Hat engineer and they both told me that - to date - LVM is known to corrupt data. This is the reason that Red Hat has excluded LVM from it's professional release version. It is still on their home version (Red Hat 8.0) - it may be some time before it get fixed.
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Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: How TO implement LVM with root partition?

Interesting.

I've heard from HP that LVM is so popular on Linux that they've decided not to move HP-UX to the new Veritas Volume Manager they licenses.

The reason lvm is so popular as HP puts it is its easier to use than the native Linux utiliities.

hmmmm.

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John Meissner
Esteemed Contributor

Re: How TO implement LVM with root partition?

While it is true that it's easy to use and I must admin when my company was piloting Linux we our French counterparts installed SuSE (shudder) and it came with LVM. Red had told us that on linux LVM was known to corrupt data.... we didn't experience this problem but I wouldn't want to take the chance if this were a production linux box.
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John Meissner
Esteemed Contributor

Re: How TO implement LVM with root partition?

Sorry for the spelling mistakes above - i was typing too fast. Here's an article on root using LVM for Linux

http://tldp.org/HOWTO/LVM-HOWTO/upgraderoottolvm.html

hope this helps
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Jon_87
Advisor

Re: How TO implement LVM with root partition?

Total BS, RH FUD, ask them what they use SW RAID? wow, maybe we should like use IDE drives out of our laptops to run SAP?