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Re: Partman-Auto - Multi-Disk OR Use Existing Layout via Preseed

On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 1:41 PM, Matthew Drobnak <mdrobnak@appnexus.com> wrote:
> On 04/26/2012 08:50 AM, Tom H wrote:
>> The only, somewhat unhelpful, thing that I can contribute is that I've
>> only been able to use two disks with pressed when creating an mdraid
>> array. It hasn't worked for me either to add a second PV (even though
>> the "device{ }" value is specifically mentioned in the LVM section of
>> the documentation) or to have "/usr" and/or "/var" on a second disk.
> Well, that's at least comforting to know that I'm not crazy. :)
> I wish there was an easy way to get the partitioner code from FAI into d-i.
> They use parted on the backend as well, but their syntax is a lot simpler,
> and supports multiple disks. I just can't bring myself to go the whole FAI
> route just because partitioning doesn't work the way I'd like. I am going to
> try something hacky but not that bad, and see if I can get this to work:
> Explicitly say the volume group for sysvg is 10GBs. Define the LVs inside
> there. Define an additional unused partition to fill the disk.
> In post, remove the extra partition from sdb, copy everything in /boot to
> /dev/sda1, and reinstall grub. That should work.

It's too bad that kickstart isn't fully functional on Debian and Ubuntu...

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