View Full Version : [ubuntu] Replacing SuSE with Ubuntu server + keeping existing LVM

April 25th, 2008, 08:12 AM
Hello all,

I am running my home fileserver on OpenSuse 10.3, I am using it mainly for media storage (movies, music, images, files, etc). I currently have a 520GB LVM volume spread on 3 physical disks. One of those disks has also the /, swap and home partition.

Specifically, OpenSuse takes sdc1 (swap), sdc2 (/) and sdc3 (home). The LVM volume uses the rest of sdc - sdc4 - then also sda1 (full disk) and sdb1 (full disk).

My intention is to install Ubuntu 8.04 server edition on the existing sdc drive, without re-partitioning. I don't want to lose the LVM. I am hoping that I will be able to keep the partition structure and I am also hoping that I will be able to safely import my existing LVM.

Is that possible ? How exactly I import my LVM, or make Ubuntu recognize the existing volume ? Will it do it by default ?

Any pointers or info will be much appreciated :)


April 26th, 2008, 01:26 PM
Anyone ? :-)

April 26th, 2008, 05:19 PM
Nevermind, it seems it imported the existing volume just fine.