[Mageia-dev] time to switch from raw partitions to lvm?

P. Christeas p_christ at hol.gr
Mon Feb 21 08:51:31 CET 2011

On Sunday 20 February 2011, Thierry Vignaud wrote:
> Hi
> What do you think about switching from defaulting to installing on raw
> partitions to lvm
> installing on LVs like fedora does ?

I vote against that. (=to be enabled by default)

LVM is fine for "enterprise" setups, or better, installations where the 
(expert) admin will need to resize/move partitions in the future. But, for 
simple machines/users, the complexity of having LVM is IMHO not worth it. 

(remember also that on all *nix OSes, you can just add a partition, move some 
files like /usr/share/doc into it and then mount it on /usr/share/doc, thus 
freeing /usr of some space. No LVM, no virtualization, no ZFS required)

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