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lvm in the new d-i
Posted by drgraefy on Sun 28 Jan 2007 at 17:50
So on a fresh install with the new d-i the other day, in the partitioner, I used the "configure entire disk using lvm" option. I was very impressed. It did basically exactly what I would have done myself, ie. broke the disk into 2 primary partitions, one small one for /boot, and the rest for a physical volume for the main volume group. It then created smartly sized logical volumes for all the major filesystems (/, /usr, /var, /home, /tmp, and scratch). Sure saved me some time.

Sometimes I make a separate partition for scratch, but I'm still undecided it's worth the trouble or not. I also usually put /tmp on a tempfs, which I think makes a lot more sense.