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Re: lvm and multiboot

On Thu, 2 Apr 2009 23:18:36 -0500
zhang zhengquan <zhang.zhengquan@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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?

He means that the boot partitions of his secondary and external drives
are unused, since /boot only exists on his root drive.  /var and /usr
can be created as logical volumes on top of the single partition used
by LVM

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