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

Thorsten van Lil tvl83 at gmx.de
Tue Feb 22 09:41:16 CET 2011

Am 22.02.2011 09:07, schrieb Buchan Milne:

> The user will still *always* be able to decide what he wants. The question is, what to do for users who don't know what to decide. IMHO, for a first time user, it is *much* better to give them a "Use available space, with growable filesystems" or similar, than a statically partitioned, based on difficult-to-get-right heuristics.

That's a good point. The step for partitioning is still the most complex 
one during the installation. There are really often questions and 
discussions how to partition the hard disk.

But, as a user who doesn't know anything about LVM, we should only 
switch if the algorithm for LVM works really really stable and is easy 
to use.
It seems to me positive to switch to LVM for default but it's not really 
important, so we don't should risk to much and take the time it needs, 
instead of forcing it to be finished for the next release, for example.

Just my concerns to this topic.


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