LVM support? On root?

Dick Davies rasputnik at
Wed Apr 5 21:23:16 UTC 2006

On 05/04/06, Al Gordon <runlevel7 at> wrote:

> These days, when I install a new Linux system, I usually set up the
> disks with a volume group named System and one called Data.  I put
> logical volumes for things like Root ("/"), Tmp ("/tmp") and Var
> ("/var") in the System vg, and a Home lv ("/home") in the Data vg.
> Home is often formated XFS, and the others EXT3, so that I have the
> flexibility to grow Home on the fly (by adding another physical volume
> to Data and just running a few LVM commands) or resize the lv's in
> System from a boot CD environment, if necessary.

Couldn't you do all that with a single volume group?

I thought you couldn't shrink ext3 filesystems, though I could be wrong.

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