Re: LVM root?
Having read this, I was unclear (its still morning here). I'll try
On Sun, Oct 08, 2006 at 09:09:11AM -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> I'm planning the install of amd64 on my new box (Athlon 3800+, 1 GB ram,
> Asus M2N-SLI MB, one Seagate 7200 80 GB SATA drive).
> What are the advantages to using LVM for root?
> I'm concerned about methods of recovery if something goes wrong.
> If I don't do LVM root, here's my current drive layout:
I mean current plan. Without LVM, I'd just use partitions instead of
the LVs, leaving free space to move stuff around as I need more room.
> Part. mount size
> 1 /boot 32 MB
> 5 / 200 MB
> 6 swap 512 MB
> 7 PV1 remainder (78 GB +)
> VG1 only need one volume group, currently containing PV1 only
> LVusr /usr 3 GB
> LVvar /var 15 GB
> LVhome /home 10 GB
> LVtmp /tmp 200 MB
> This leaves most of the VG as spare to be allocated as needed.
> I plan to use JFS for all partitions. I've been very happy with JFS in
> the past.
> The most memory I've ever had is 64 MB. Now I've got a gig. The only
> time I've been memory bound has been thanks to Mozilla. I'm assuming
> that the transfering of VHS tapes to DVD (editing out the commercials)
> will take more memory, but I'm unsure of how much swap I need. When I
> start video editing, I'll be adding a second drive but since that's for
> working space for the editing, I don't know if I should put a swap
> partition on it.
> Can/should one put swap in an LV or is it no better than a swap file
> Please comment.
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