Bug#447216: cdimage.debian.org: cannot run lvm on the fly at partition stage during install
reassign 447216 debian-installer
I'm reassigning this bug to the debian-installer folks, as it's more
On Fri, Oct 19, 2007 at 02:27:44AM -0300, Pascal Vaillant wrote:
>I installed lenny on an ASUS X51 laptop with very few problems, using
>the 2007/10/17 netinst release.
>There is just a remark I would make: at partition stage, on of the first
>stages of installing a new Debian system, you are left with only two
>choices: either repartition an entire physical disk and use LVM on it,
>or partition the classical way. Since I wanted to keep a Windows partition,
>I did not choose the first option. But with the second, there is no way
>to use LVM "on the fly".
>The partition menu lets you select a partition as a "LVM physical volume"
>(I tried that), but it turned out that the PV was not detected afterwards.
>I had to re-create it.
>To mention my particular example: I kept two physical partitions pre-installed
>by Windows Vista (one hidden, for recovery; one for the "C:" volume); I
>installed a 3 GB bootable linux root partition on a third physical partition;
>and I wanted to use the fourth available physical partition to host a
>LVM volume group, on which I intended to keep /usr, /home, and /var
>Since I wasn't able to use LVM during install, the install process located
>everything I required on the first step (fortunately not too much),
>on a /usr directory physically belonging to the 3 GB root filesystem.
>Only after install was I able to configure LVM with usr, home and var
>as logical volumes. I had to copy the contents of the old /usr into
>the new (ie LV) /usr, the same for /var, and to edit /etc/fstab by
>In the future it would be more user-friendly if this could be included
>in the install process.
>Thanks for the job anyway.
>-- System Information:
>Debian Release: lenny/sid
> APT prefers testing
> APT policy: (500, 'testing')
>Architecture: i386 (i686)
>Kernel: Linux 2.6.22-2-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
>Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
>Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
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