Debian Bug report logs - #447216
cdimage.debian.org: cannot run lvm on the fly at partition stage during install

Package: installation-reports; Maintainer for installation-reports is Debian Install Team <debian-boot@lists.debian.org>;

Reported by: Pascal Vaillant <pascal.vaillant@bol.com.br>

Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2007 02:30:02 UTC

Severity: wishlist

Done: Miguel Figueiredo <elmig@debianpt.org>

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Debian CD-ROM Team <debian-cd@lists.debian.org>:
Bug#447216; Package cdimage.debian.org. Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Pascal Vaillant <pascal.vaillant@bol.com.br>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: cdimage.debian.org: cannot run lvm on the fly at partition stage during install
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2007 02:27:44 -0300
Package: cdimage.debian.org
Severity: wishlist


I installed lenny on an ASUS X51 laptop with very few problems, using
the 2007/10/17 netinst release.

There is just a remark I would make: at partition stage, on of the first
stages of installing a new Debian system, you are left with only two
choices: either repartition an entire physical disk and use LVM on it,
or partition the classical way. Since I wanted to keep a Windows partition,
I did not choose the first option. But with the second, there is no way
to use LVM "on the fly".

The partition menu lets you select a partition as a "LVM physical volume"
(I tried that), but it turned out that the PV was not detected afterwards.
I had to re-create it.

To mention my particular example: I kept two physical partitions pre-installed
by Windows Vista (one hidden, for recovery; one for the "C:" volume); I
installed a 3 GB bootable linux root partition on a third physical partition;
and I wanted to use the fourth available physical partition to host a
LVM volume group, on which I intended to keep /usr, /home, and /var
logical volumes.

Since I wasn't able to use LVM during install, the install process located
everything I required on the first step (fortunately not too much),
on a /usr directory physically belonging to the 3 GB root filesystem.

Only after install was I able to configure LVM with usr, home and var
as logical volumes. I had to copy the contents of the old /usr into
the new (ie LV) /usr, the same for /var, and to edit /etc/fstab by
hand.

In the future it would be more user-friendly if this could be included
in the install process.

Thanks for the job anyway.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.22-2-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash





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Message #10 received at 447216@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Steve McIntyre <steve@einval.com>
To: Pascal Vaillant <pascal.vaillant@bol.com.br>, 447216@bugs.debian.org
Cc: debian-boot@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#447216: cdimage.debian.org: cannot run lvm on the fly at partition stage during install
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2007 21:36:00 +0000
reassign 447216 debian-installer
thanks

Hi Pascal,

I'm reassigning this bug to the debian-installer folks, as it's more
their area.

On Fri, Oct 19, 2007 at 02:27:44AM -0300, Pascal Vaillant wrote:
>Package: cdimage.debian.org
>Severity: wishlist
>
>
>I installed lenny on an ASUS X51 laptop with very few problems, using
>the 2007/10/17 netinst release.
>
>There is just a remark I would make: at partition stage, on of the first
>stages of installing a new Debian system, you are left with only two
>choices: either repartition an entire physical disk and use LVM on it,
>or partition the classical way. Since I wanted to keep a Windows partition,
>I did not choose the first option. But with the second, there is no way
>to use LVM "on the fly".
>
>The partition menu lets you select a partition as a "LVM physical volume"
>(I tried that), but it turned out that the PV was not detected afterwards.
>I had to re-create it.
>
>To mention my particular example: I kept two physical partitions pre-installed
>by Windows Vista (one hidden, for recovery; one for the "C:" volume); I
>installed a 3 GB bootable linux root partition on a third physical partition;
>and I wanted to use the fourth available physical partition to host a
>LVM volume group, on which I intended to keep /usr, /home, and /var
>logical volumes.
>
>Since I wasn't able to use LVM during install, the install process located
>everything I required on the first step (fortunately not too much),
>on a /usr directory physically belonging to the 3 GB root filesystem.
>
>Only after install was I able to configure LVM with usr, home and var
>as logical volumes. I had to copy the contents of the old /usr into
>the new (ie LV) /usr, the same for /var, and to edit /etc/fstab by
>hand.
>
>In the future it would be more user-friendly if this could be included
>in the install process.
>
>Thanks for the job anyway.
>
>-- System Information:
>Debian Release: lenny/sid
>  APT prefers testing
>  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
>Architecture: i386 (i686)
>
>Kernel: Linux 2.6.22-2-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
>Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
>Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
>
>
>
>
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Bug reassigned from package `cdimage.debian.org' to `debian-installer'. Request was from Steve McIntyre <steve@einval.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Thu, 13 Dec 2007 21:39:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Bug reassigned from package `debian-installer' to `installation-reports'. Request was from Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 24 Dec 2007 08:57:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Reply sent to Miguel Figueiredo <elmig@debianpt.org>:
You have taken responsibility. (Sun, 09 Jan 2011 13:33:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Notification sent to Pascal Vaillant <pascal.vaillant@bol.com.br>:
Bug acknowledged by developer. (Sun, 09 Jan 2011 13:33:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #19 received at 447216-done@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Miguel Figueiredo <elmig@debianpt.org>
To: 447216-done@bugs.debian.org
Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2011 13:31:27 +0000
Current partitioning interface allows to create/manage lvm in manual
partitioning.
If you find any issues in the current debian installer release (Debian
Squeeze beta2) please send an installation report.

-- 
Melhores cumprimentos/Best regards,

Miguel Figueiredo
http://www.DebianPT.org





Bug archived. Request was from Debbugs Internal Request <owner@bugs.debian.org> to internal_control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 07 Feb 2011 07:42:02 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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