Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 170956
Incompatibility between installation defaults and lvm capabilities
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:15 EST
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Description of problem:
The default installation procedures for core 4 use the whole disk for a single logical volume; this is
extremely difficult to subsequently change, way beyond the level of users who choose the default
installation. If the defaults are to continue to use the whole disk (however structured) then users need
to have usable tools (ie not requiring high-level expertise) to shrink logical volumes - as nice for
shrinking as the lvm manager currently is for expanding. I realise this is a big ask - however _that_
knowledge needs to feed back into the decisions on how to structure the default volume structure, and
how to document it.
this has been marked as a duplicate of
however I believe it is actually a separate (though obviously related) issue
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set up the system using the default volume assignment
2. Attempt to change it subsequently
Actual Results: Installation created an inflexible volume structure, requiring too much expertise to fix (and far too
dangerous for beginner users to adapt). The LVM manager GUI was unable to assist.
Expected Results: Ideally, the LVM manager GUI would be able to shrink logical volumes (I realise this probalby isn't going to
happen anytime soon).