Disk Partitioning tools, GUI preferably- best for LVM Logical Volume Management ; jorUbuntu

Robert Steinmetz rob at steinmetznet.com
Sat Jul 24 05:53:49 UTC 2010

There is a graphic tool for LVM system-config-lvm I've never used it.
gparted can recognize the lvm volumes but can't manipulate them.
The Disk Utility has some ability to deal with raid.
It would be great if gparted did all of this. There are requests to add 
it but it 's not there yet.

On 7/23/2010 10:26 PM, giovanni_re wrote:
> What are the best tools (ie sw) for doing disk partitioning?  Preferably
> GUI. but, console mode suggestions welcome if that's best, or all there
> is.
> For use in KUbuntu 10.4.
> KDE 3 used to have qtPartEd, which used to be able to actually _create_
> partitions. That's not in KDE4, ie in KUbuntu 10.4.
> I've installed GPartEd, but it can't see into LVs - Logical volumes.
> Thus, it can't _create_ anything there.
> I'd greatly appreciate a competent GUI partitioner.  I only partition
> disks a few times per year,&  it's great to have the GUI have the
> commands available to do the partitions, so one doesn't have to spend
> the time to keep up on the specifics of commands to deal with new disk
> formats&  partitioning methods,&  do hand calculations of partitions
> sizes, etc.
> ==
> I installed KU 10.4 with the alternate installer.  I've used the console
> mode installer for many years, probably because it gives me the ability
> to partition my disks well.
> I usually put, in order from the beginning, two Linux partititions, a
> swap partition, then make a LVM for the 4th partition.&  put a "/home"
> partition there, then leave space for further partitions - like, if i
> want to add another linux partition - so I can set up different distros
> &  boot into them.
> [BTW, is making that 4th partition a logical one,&  putting more
> partitions in there necessary anymore? Used to be that disks were
> limited at 4 partitions,&  one had to make a big 4th partition&  put sub
> partitions inside that.  After all these years - in Linux, can we yet
> put as many partitions as we want without making a logical partition?  I
> think there was a limit of 16 partitions before.  Can more than that be
> done now?]
> ==
> So, I've got that big LV 4th partition, with empty space (2TB drive),
> and now I want to create some more linux partitions so I can install
> some other distros.
> But, GPartEd doesn't show what's in the LVM.  And, thus it further can't
> create any partions there.  - It's a tragedy GPartEd isn't better
> maintained.  :(
> ==
> So, what are the easiest tools to create additional partions in Logical
> Volumes?
> Thanks :)
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