Installation plays hardball
pocallaghan at gmail.com
Fri Jan 1 20:25:24 UTC 2010
On Fri, 2010-01-01 at 19:31 +0000, BeartoothHOS wrote:
> On Thu, 31 Dec 2009 15:17:40 -0500, John Aldrich wrote:
> > On Thursday 31 December 2009, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> >> Somewhat OT: IMHO one thing that makes installing Fedora harder than it
> >> needs to be for the majority of users is the default use of LVM. I've
> >> been using Fedora since before it was Fedora, and have *never* had a
> >> situation in which LVM was any use to me. [....]
> > On this we can agree. My last F11 install blew up because of a problem
> > with LVM. I don't "do" LVM because I've got a fairly minimal computer.
> I have one more, and the most critical machine on which to
> replace F11 with F12 -- and I picked up a hint the other day that LVM was
> the reason I kept being unable, by any means I could find, to increase
> the size of /boot. I would like very much to get rid of LVM -- but have
> no clue how.
> I know Anaconda offers an option to *hide* LVM, but I don't
> recall any choice to eschew it entirely. Am I just having a memory lapse?
> If not, would some kind soul please explain to this subtechnoid
> how to do it?
It's been a while but I think I just formatted the disk w/o LVM. I
wouldn't think it's possible to remove LVM from an existing layout
without backing up and reformatting.
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