Bug#411586: partman-auto-lvm: LVM guided partitioning does not seem to be customisable
I'm trying to configure an LVM partitioning in a virgin disk on a brand new
I'm using the CD labeled as:
Debian GNU/Linux testing "Etch" - Official Snapshot amd64 NETINST
that is to say
Using the textual user interface debian-installer, I reach the partitioning
I choose the partitioning method called "Guided - use entire disk and set
up LVM" and select the disk to partition (there's only one to choose).
I choose "Separate /home, /usr, /var, and /tmp partitions" as partitioning
scheme and confirm to write the physical partition table.
At that point, I get an automatically generated LVM and partition layout:
LVM VG hostname, LV home - 239.4 GB Linux device-mapper
#1 239.4 GB f ext3 /home
LVM VG hostname, LV root - 289.4 MB Linux device-mapper
#1 289.4 MB f ext3 /
LVM VG hostname, LV swap_1 - 1.5 GB Linux device-mapper
#1 1.5 GB f swap swap
LVM VG hostname, LV tmp - 411.0 MB Linux device-mapper
#1 411.0 MB f ext3 /tmp
LVM VG hostname, LV usr - 5.1 GB Linux device-mapper
#1 5.1 GB f ext3 /usr
LVM VG hostname, LV var - 3.1 GB Linux device-mapper
#1 3.1 GB f ext3 /var
SCSI1 (0,0,0) (sda) - 250.1 GB ATA MAXTOR STM325082
#1 primary 255.0 MB B f ext3 /boot
#5 logical 249.8 GB K lvm
This is not bad, but I would like to customise it a bit.
I would like to resize some logical volumes, before finishing partitioning.
The debian-installer told me that I would be able to customise the
layout after seeing the results of guided partitioning...
Hence, I try to resize the /home logical volume.
Selecting the "LV home" line seems to yield to no effect at all.
Selecting the "/home" line leads to a partition properties screen,
but I cannot figure out how to resize the partition: I can delete
it, I can erase its data, I can copy data from another partition,
I can change mount point, filesystem, and so forth, but no size
I cannot understand what's wrong.
Does the confirmation message mean that nothing can be customised?
I thought it referred to the physical partitioning only (that is
to say, the /dev/sda1,/dev/sda5 split)...
Even selecting "Undo changes to partitions", "Guided partitioning" and
then "Manual" does not seem to allow me to set logical volume sizes...
Have I to restart the installation from scratch on a clean disk and select
"Manual partitioning" without ever touching any guided process at all, in
order to set up an LVM layout with sizes that fit my tastes?
I am a bit confused...