Bug#252164: Package: installation-reports
On 1 Jun 2004 at 19:50, Margarita Manterola wrote:
> Hola daveg!
> > Partitioning goes fine, configuring the lvm goes fine,
> > but on leaving the lvm and starting up the partitioner,
> > it hangs at 56%. Only once out of many attempts did
> > it complete. In that case, it continued to install base
> > system without offering to create filesystems in the logical
> > volumes.
> > During the one run that starting the partitioner completed, I
> > mkdir the mount points, mkfs.ext3 the filesystems, and started
> > mounting. I must have shot self in foot, because I lost access
> > to all commands.
> > Shouldn't filesystem creation be part of logical volume creation, or
> > at least a subsequent process?
> Well, this might seem stupid, but did you select the filesystem in the
> partition manager menu? That's where you have to select it. These are
> the steps for LVM in the new debian installer:
> 1 - Create the LVM partitions in the main menu.
> 2 - Go to the LVM Menu.
> 3 - Create the volume groups.
> 4 - Create the logical volumes.
> 5 - Go back to the main menu.
> 6 - Assign the filesystems and the mount-points.
> 7 - Proceed.
> If you did all this (in particular, step 6), then all my explanation is
> unnecesary, but your message gave me the impression that you skipped
> this step.
Good catch, Margarita. Thanks! It did not click in my mind that I need to go back
into the partitioner to create the filesystems and mount-points. I'll take another look.
I just today discovered the IBM donation of EVMS to the LINUX world. I'll bet I also
need to select evms-udeb? I have not been because I didn't know what EVMS is. If
not required, what does evms-udeb add?