Re: [LAU] [OT] Fedora installation problem

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To: Dave Phillips <dlphillips@...>
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Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 4:35 pm

On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 11:11 AM, Dave Phillips wrote:

the fundamental problem here is that Fedora uses LVM as its default
partition type, and this is not supported by a variety of older/other
linux distributions.

you can mount the LVM disk, but not by just using mount(1). i've had
to do this a few times, and it is *MINDBLOWINGLY* difficult. i don't
even recall the command set i had to use. i think it was the md* tools
(mdadm etc).

the upside of using LVM is that you can endlessly reconfigure the
partition(s) (bigger or smaller), including adding/removing other
drives with almost no effort whatsoever. the downside is that if you
just want the disk to be /dev/sdb ... its not so easy.

i believe that fedora and/or redhat went through quite a long debate
about this, and ultimately decided that the overall benefits of LVM
vs. just ext(3|4) outweighed the drawbacks. obviously, this doesn't
mean that its true in every case. i'd also guess that its true for
most RedHat users and not true for most Fedora users.
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[LAU] [OT] Fedora installation problem, Dave Phillips, (Wed Sep 14, 10:43 am)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Fedora installation problem, Florian Paul Schmidt, (Sun Oct 9, 8:23 am)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Fedora installation problem, Dave Phillips, (Sat Sep 17, 4:18 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Fedora installation problem, Egor Sanin, (Sat Sep 17, 5:54 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Fedora installation problem, Jeremy Jongepier, (Wed Sep 14, 11:29 am)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Fedora installation problem, Dave Phillips, (Wed Sep 14, 3:11 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Fedora installation problem, Paul Davis, (Wed Sep 14, 4:35 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Fedora installation problem, S C Rigler, (Wed Sep 14, 7:07 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Fedora installation problem, Dave Phillips, (Wed Sep 14, 6:02 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Fedora installation problem, Dave Phillips, (Wed Sep 14, 6:14 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Fedora installation problem, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano, (Thu Sep 15, 6:59 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Fedora installation problem, Andras Simon, (Wed Sep 14, 6:28 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Fedora installation problem, Dave Phillips, (Wed Sep 14, 6:58 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Fedora installation problem, Andras Simon, (Wed Sep 14, 7:48 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Fedora installation problem, Dave Phillips, (Wed Sep 14, 9:04 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Fedora installation problem, Fons Adriaensen, (Wed Sep 14, 9:26 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Fedora installation problem, Andras Simon, (Wed Sep 14, 10:08 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Fedora installation problem, Fons Adriaensen, (Wed Sep 14, 10:38 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Fedora installation problem, Orcan Ogetbil, (Wed Sep 14, 9:15 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Fedora installation problem, Andras Simon, (Wed Sep 14, 9:15 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Fedora installation problem, S C Rigler, (Wed Sep 14, 3:56 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Fedora installation problem, Egor Sanin, (Wed Sep 14, 4:33 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Fedora installation problem, david, (Wed Sep 14, 5:30 pm)