[clug] partitioning

David Tulloh david at tulloh.id.au
Thu Aug 23 07:28:49 GMT 2007

Michael James wrote:
> This partitioning system has served me well for years.
> Is there any reason to look at LVM or something else?

I started using LVM because I had a file server that I intended to grow 
in the future.  I now use LVM on all my systems because it allows me to 
better fiddle with the partitions, even if I haven't found the need 
yet.  I also use it on my laptop because it allows me to do funky 
encryption stuff.

LVM works for me and doesn't seem to have any downsides, so I'm sticking 
with it.  For a desktop system there isn't much of an upside either 
though, so it probably boils down to a question of whether or not you 
want to try something new.


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