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Re: [vox-tech] Need Partitioning Advice
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Re: [vox-tech] Need Partitioning Advice



On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 10:47:03AM -0700, Ryan wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 11:15:04AM -0700, Bob Scofield scofield-at-omsoft.com |lugod| wrote:
> > I'm planning to install Linux on my wife's computer because she does not like 
> > Vista.  I'm going to create a dual boot and will have 111GB for Linux.
> 
> I use and reccomend the following to anyone who is willing to learn it:
> 
> 500MB: /boot
> everything else: LVM2
> 
> under LVM2, create volumes of somewhat conservitive size, and LEAVE FREE
> SPACE.
> 
> EG, in your 111GB drive,
> /: 20GB
> /home: 60GB
> 
> You then may experiance the joy of snapshot, which allow you to create a
> copy of a filesystem frozen in time without having to copy anything.
> 
> If you use a filesystem such as XFS that supports online resize, you can
> englarge your volumes without intterupting work to shut down.
> 
> the text based ubuntu/debian installers support LVM2 out of the box.

Sounds like a good topic for a talk. I don't suppose you would mind
volunteering?

-- 
Brian Lavender
http://www.brie.com/brian/
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