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

Anne nicolas ennael1 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 21 13:39:32 CET 2011

2011/2/21 Michael Scherer <misc at zarb.org>:
> Le lundi 21 février 2011 à 10:56 +0100, Wolfgang Bornath a écrit :
>> Another part of the discussion may be the fact that a large number of
>> users are running dual (or multiple) boot systems, keeping the
>> pre-installed Windows and adding Linux. Others will have Windows and
>> Mandriva, adding Mageia.
>> While LVM may be nice if you are running one OS on one harddisk, it
>> may be not so easy when running 3 OS on one harddisk. Or different
>> installations of the same Linux (like stable version and cauldron).
> I do run lvm on Fedora and mac os x without any trouble. Windows will
> not support any linux file system more than lvm, and the same goes for
> os x.
> For a linux system, a lvm logical volume is just another disk.

Apart from all possible issues, diskdrake needs first to be improved.
Looking on partitions when you run LVM still needs to have knowledge
about how it works. And I really don't think people can easily
understand PV, VG, LV and FS

> --
> Michael Scherer


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