On Wed, 2007-08-15 at 17:57 -0400, Christopher Aillon wrote:
seth vidal wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-08-15 at 17:42 -0400, Christopher Aillon wrote:
>> dragoran wrote:
>>> - no lvm/raid in livecd installer
>>> thats the only point where I disagree I don't see a reason to do this.
>>> what do we gain by doing this?
>> Ask not what we gain but what we lose: confused users, and one less
>> screen in the install since most people just click right through it.
> And we lose all of us who install from livecd and WANT lvm.
Which to be fair is probably a small percentage of users. But isn't one
of the selling points of lvm that people can tweak their lvm partitions
after the fact? Everyone that knows what it is and _WANTS_ to tweak it
ought to be able to do this.
"... their lvm partitions ..." are the keywords here. If you don't
install onto LVM logical volumes (on physical volumes, a.k.a.
partitions) when installing you basically have to backup your data,
scrap your partitions and restore. Ergo, people who want to use LVM
won't install from a live CD that doesn't offer this option.
As a side point, everybody should be using LVM. Directly operating on
partitions is so 1980.
Nils Philippsen / Red Hat / nphilipp(a)redhat.com
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