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1<?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?> 1<?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?>
2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/lvm2.xml,v 1.23 2007/11/03 21:14:55 nightmorph Exp $ --> 2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/lvm2.xml,v 1.24 2008/05/23 19:49:18 swift Exp $ -->
3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
4 4
5<guide link="/doc/en/lvm2.xml"> 5<guide link="/doc/en/lvm2.xml">
6<title>Gentoo LVM2 installation</title> 6<title>Gentoo LVM2 installation</title>
7 7
112<title>Installation</title> 112<title>Installation</title>
113<section> 113<section>
114<body> 114<body>
115 115
116<p> 116<p>
117Follow the handbook, but with the following amendments to chapter <e>4. 117Follow the handbook, but with the following amendments to chapter <e>4.
118Preparing the Disks</e>: 118Preparing the Disks</e>:
119</p> 119</p>
120 120
121<p> 121<p>
122Use <c>fdisk</c> as described in the handbook, but use the partition scheme 122Use <c>fdisk</c> as described in the handbook, but use the partition scheme
143<path>/opt /usr /home /var</path> and <path>/tmp</path> in an LVM2 Volume Group 143<path>/opt /usr /home /var</path> and <path>/tmp</path> in an LVM2 Volume Group
144(vg). In this case, 1GB should be sufficient. 144(vg). In this case, 1GB should be sufficient.
145</p> 145</p>
146 146
147<note> 147<note>
148It is <b>not</b> recommended to put the following directories in an 148It is <b>not</b> recommended to put the following directories in an
149LVM2 partition: <path>/etc</path>, <path>/lib</path>, <path>/mnt</path>, 149LVM2 partition: <path>/etc</path>, <path>/lib</path>, <path>/mnt</path>,
150<path>/proc</path>, <path>/sbin</path>, <path>/dev</path>, and <path>/root</path>. 150<path>/proc</path>, <path>/sbin</path>, <path>/dev</path>, and
151This way, you would still be able to log into your system (crippled, but 151<path>/root</path>. This way, you would still be able to log into your system
152still somewhat usable, as root) if something goes terribly wrong. 152(crippled, but still somewhat usable, as root) if something goes terribly wrong.
153</note> 153</note>
154 154
155<p> 155<p>
156Assuming the <path>/boot</path>, swap and root partitions do not use the whole 156Assuming the <path>/boot</path>, swap and root partitions do not use the whole
157physical disk, create a fourth partition on this disk and set it to type 8e 157physical disk, create a fourth partition on this disk and set it to type 8e

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