Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Thu 24th Jul 2008 21:12 UTC, submitted by sharkscott
Linux The GNU/Linux operating system is blessed to have sound partition management tools like GParted which are very easy to use. However, when it comes to the management of 'virtual partitions' known as volumes, things are quite different. There is Linux Volume Management, or LVM for short, however it can only really be used from the command line.
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RE: Comment by Redeeman
by _txf_ on Thu 24th Jul 2008 22:03 UTC in reply to "Comment by Redeeman"
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Member since:
2008-03-17

How about you read the article and see the mess he got himself into?

In this particular case having a gui would very much help someone not make the mistakes this guy made. At this point in time I'm still too scared to use LVM...

judging by the experience the write of the article had, it turns out my cowardice is justified.

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RE[2]: Comment by Redeeman
by FishB8 on Thu 24th Jul 2008 22:19 in reply to "RE: Comment by Redeeman"
FishB8 Member since:
2006-01-16

No GUI would have prevented this "mess". He kept changing the layout and setup of his partitioning / volume / RAID scheme.

If you want to do something like this (which in this case was utterly pointless beyond a learning exercise) you plan it out ahead of time and start from scratch.

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RE[2]: Comment by Redeeman
by mieses on Fri 25th Jul 2008 00:06 in reply to "RE: Comment by Redeeman"
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2006-02-07

i'd be scared to use a GUI for volume management.

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RE[2]: Comment by Redeeman
by segedunum on Fri 25th Jul 2008 09:35 in reply to "RE: Comment by Redeeman"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

I think this guy should work out how, ummmm, LVM and software RAID actually works first, rather than moaning about the lack of a GUI.

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