f18: how to install into a LVM partitions (or RAID)

Richard Marko rmarko at redhat.com
Wed Oct 17 12:28:43 UTC 2012

On 10/16/2012 08:22 PM, David Lehman wrote:
> On Tue, 2012-10-16 at 15:29 +0200, Dario Lesca wrote:
>> Hi, I have download the last Fedora-18-Beta-TC4 to do some tests
>> http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/stage/18-Beta-TC4/Fedora/x86_64/iso/Fedora-18-Beta-TC4-x86_64-netinst.iso
>> How to install it on a empty disk and use LVM (or create a software
>> RaID)?
>> From the new disk manager anaconda panel I did not understand how to
>> create a new LVM partition and root and swap volume.
> 1. Click the + button near the bottom of the screen.
> 2. Enter '/' for mountpoint and whatever size you want.
> 3. Hit Confirm or Add or whatever the dialog button is.
> 4. Select the new mountpoint on the left side of the
>    screen.
> 5. Click the + on the right side of the screen to edit
>    the device options.
> 6. Select your desired device type from the available
>    options, which will include LVM.
> Repeat for swap. (Hint: enter "swap" as the mountpoint
> when adding the device initially)

Previous structured partitioning dialog was much better compared to
this. Why
it was removed in favor of this confusing thing?

> Various tips:
> Both the size and mountpoint entries in the "Add Mountpoint" dialog have
> tooltips, so hover the mouse pointer on them if you are in doubt as to
> how to specify these things.
> If you want the device you are adding to grow to occupy as much space as
> is possible, leave the size field blank when adding the device
> initially. When editing a defined device, if you want to make it as
> large as possible, specify a size greater than the available space. The
> installer will grow the device as close to your requested size as
> possible. This also works when adding a new device.
> Devices are not treated as "growable" once they have been defined, so if
> you define one device with a blank size and then try to define another
> without adjusting the first one, it will probably fail due to
> insufficient free space. This makes sense if you think about it, so
> don't file a bug for it.
>> Is this features not yet supported or I have lost some HOWTO?
> There's a very brief HOWTO above. I am hoping to produce a basic
> beginners' guide at some point, but time is scarce.
>> Many thanks
>> -- 
>> Dario Lesca - sip:dario at solinos.it
>> (Inviato dal mio Linux Fedora 17 Gnome3)

Richard Marko

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