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Wanted a few good men, er, Linux guys?

On Monday 20 June 2005 12:31 pm, Steven Erat wrote:
> Yes, my experience with FC4 has been much better.  I expect to test 2
> other installations that have dual boot configs this week and will report
> back if any issues come up.  One will have XP Pro and the other XP Home.
> I learned from Jerry Feldman that is best to install with seperate
> partitions for /home, /usr/local, and any other custom data directory
> like /opt.  Then you can do a full install of a new distribution while
> leaving those partitions in tact but putting everything else on a
> reformated / partition having the new distro.
> This what I started doing as of FC2.  I found that FC4 wants to use LVM,
> so when I went about installing FC4 over FC3 while maintaining my custom
> data partitions, I had to select manual partitioning with Disk Druid
> where I could see each of the previous partitions and their old label. 
> In Disk Druid, I edited each partition that I wanted to preserve and
> checked the option to preserve data and selected to keep the old label. 
> That all worked very well.  I don't know LVM that well so I didn't want
> to risk goinging with Automatic partitioning with the Edit option
> enabled.
One of the things that LVM buys you is more control over multiple file 
systems, but it is not really necessary for home Linux. Since I am teaching 
Linux again, I might add LVM to the syllabus.

Jerry Feldman <gerald.feldman at>
Partner Technology Access Center (contractor) (PTAC-MA)
Hewlett-Packard Co.
550 King Street LKG2a-X2
Littleton, Ma. 01460

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