[arch-releng] Install experience with v2011-02-25 - continued
dieter at plaetinck.be
Wed Mar 2 09:12:35 EST 2011
On Wed, 2 Mar 2011 15:08:27 +0100
Vincent Van Houtte <vvh at synergylaw.be> wrote:
> > > After failing miserably for several hours, I found out that:
> > >
> > > > aif showed all three times the error 'process_filesystem error': error
> > > > creating filesystem lvm-pv on /dev/sda
> > >
> > > This is due to not having made a partition on the device before making
> > > it an lvm-pv.
> > yeah, if you want to make a partition an lvm-pv, the partition should
> > obviously exist first.
> You are obviously right, but I think it should be made more clear, maybe by
> only showing available partitions instead of devices in that stage of the
> install process. For me it was my first experience with LVM, and I didn't
> know LVM works on top of partitions instead of devices (which, I know, is my
> fault entirely).
you should be able to make any block device an LVM physical volume, it doesn't need to be a partition.
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