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From: Mark Knecht <markknecht@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] lvm2/external partitions question
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2005 00:54:50
1 Hi,
2 My new A8N-E/AMD64 hardware came up the first time. SATA/DVD/CDRW
3 all seen. LiveCD boots fine. memtest86 has been running for the last
4 hour and looks good so far. All looks good so I'll start a Gentoo
5 install pretty soon.
7 I'm looking at LVN2 for this install. The main drive is 250GB. I'm
8 wondering a couple of things:
10 1) Should use all of the drive, other than the boot and swap
11 partitions, for the main LVN partition and then let LVN subdivide it
12 as needs come up as per the Gentoo-wiki on LVN2? This would meen, as I
13 understand it, that there would never been more than real partitions
14 on the drive.
16 2) Possibly make the main install partition something like 50GB and
17 use the balance of the hard drive outside of LVM2? If I do this and
18 later add a new partition within LVM does that somehow change device
19 numbering (/dev/sdaX) on the external partitions?
21 I don't know why I would do the latter, other than should LVM
22 become inoperable it seems that I could still get at the 200GB that
23 isn't within LVM's control. Since the hardware is new I don't know
24 anything about it's reliability yet and hate to go down a path where
25 data gets trapped in a few weeks if something dies.
27 QUESTION: Are there any performance differences between using LVM and
28 a standard partition?
30 QUESTION 2: does anythign about LVM2 beg for a 2005.1 LiveCD? Mine is 2005.0.
32 Probably I'll do #1 and just live with it but if there's a better
33 way to do it I'd like to hear what and why.
35 Thanks,
36 Mark
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Re: [gentoo-user] lvm2/external partitions question "W.Kenworthy" <billk@×××××××××.au>
Re: [gentoo-user] lvm2/external partitions question Chris Cox <yeahsowhat@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] lvm2/external partitions question Neil Bothwick <neil@××××××××××.uk>