[Novalug] 64-bit ubuntu and LVM
mhans at oqtol.com
Mon Mar 30 10:45:33 EDT 2009
You have to use the Ubuntu Alternative iso's for LVM options
On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 10:31 AM, Jon LaBadie <novalugml at jgcomp.com> wrote:
> Damn Dell's "MediaDirect" (DDMD). Screwed up my laptop again.
> For those who don't know DDMD, it is a second, small, power
> button that skips the MBR on the disk and quickly boots a
> specific, tiny, partition with just enough Windows OS to
> watch DVD's and maybe do other things.
> It seemed to work as supplied by Dell with just Windows XP,
> but ever since remaking it into a linux and dual boot
> system, pressing that button always screws things up and
> makes the system unbootable into anything.
> It happend again when I fumble fingered the wrong button.
> Two partitions (according to fdisk) have the same cylinder
> start/end. Gparted from a live cd says no partitions.
> Deleting one of the duplicate changes all the fdisk
> partition numbers and grub is lost and gparted still
> doesn't like the disk.
> Well, I was planning to upgrade from hardy (8.04) to 8.10.
> Maybe I'll think about changing to 64-bit too.
> For good measure, maybe I'll also try Linux's LVM. I've
> used various lvm's in the past but not linux's.
> So I started an install of Ubuntu 64-bit and never saw a
> way to use LVM. In RedHat/Fedora for example, if you go
> to a manual/advanced disk layout lvm seems to be an option.
> Not here, that I can see, in ubuntu. In the end I hard
> partitioned the disk.
> Did I miss something that would have allowed me to use LVM?
> Jon H. LaBadie jon at jgcomp.com
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