[PLUG] Drive partitioning

Rich Shepard rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Thu Jan 12 14:43:48 PST 2006


On Thu, 12 Jan 2006, Wil Cooley wrote:

> Understand that the primary/extended partitions are a BIOS/DOS artifact and
> that logical partitions or volumes are from the LVM in Linux. The BIOS/DOS
> partitions become physical volumes (PV) in a volume group (VG), which
> itself can be split into as many logical volumes (LV) as, well, as a volume
> group can have.
>
> How many LVs your VG can have depends on several things, but the number is
> probably higher than you'll exceed--I have 11 on one box.

   In my ignorance of all this technical stuff, I have 12 partitions on this
server/workstation:

/dev/hda3        swap             swap        defaults         0   0
/dev/hda1        /                reiserfs    defaults         1   1
/dev/hda10       /tmp             reiserfs    defaults         1   2
/dev/hda11       /vm              reiserfs    defaults         1   2
/dev/hda12       /data1           reiserfs    defaults         1   2
/dev/hda13       /data2           reiserfs    defaults         1   2
/dev/hda2        /boot            reiserfs    defaults         1   2
/dev/hda5        /home            reiserfs    defaults         1   2
/dev/hda6        /usr             reiserfs    defaults         1   2
/dev/hda7        /usr/local       reiserfs    defaults         1   2
/dev/hda8        /opt             reiserfs    defaults         1   2
/dev/hda9        /var             reiserfs    defaults         1   2

   It's been working just fine for almost 2.5 years.

Rich

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