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Re: lvm and multiboot

2009/4/2 Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca>:
>> I read something that it is not good for /boot and / to reside on lvm
>> partitions.
> Only /boot needs to be on a non-LVM volume.  I always partition my root
> drives with a 100-200MB /boot partition and the rest as a single
> partition devoted to LVM.  Actually, I also do that for
> secondary&external drives, where the small "boot" partition is simply
> left unused (but can come in handy if I ever need to switch drives
> around).
why is the boot partition left unused, it is supposed to contain kernel
images, right? Besides, if you use the rest as a single partition, is
that possible to create separate partitions for /var /usr etc?
>> So my question is that how to use debian installer to
>> partition the harddrive to suit my purpose? I am pretty familiar with
>> normal debian install process but I am new to lvm and am not aware of
>> any unexpeced results from lvm Considering I may need to do multi boot
>> later on.
> I remember it took me a bit of time to figure out how Debian install's
> partitioner handles LVM, but it wasn't too terrible and it was pretty
> safe (carefully warning you before doing something that might wipe out
> valuable data, and also careful to only wipe out that data that really
> needs to be wiped out).
Thanks for reminding, I need to be careful with that.
>        Stefan
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