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Muad Dib
July 7th, 2008, 12:53 PM
What exactly is an lvm in the hardy heron installation? Can I use it to set up a virtual machine instead of doing a standard dual XP/Ubuntu 8.04 operating system installation?

hyper_ch
July 7th, 2008, 12:54 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logical_Volume_Manager_(Linux)

it has nothing to do with virtual machines.

Muad Dib
July 7th, 2008, 01:03 PM
Okay, thanks. Here are a few more newbie questions... Can I set up a dual system with the lvm option? What are the benefits if I do set up using lvm?

hyper_ch
July 7th, 2008, 01:04 PM
lvm will create among different harddisks/partitions one huge partition... some people like it... I don't... it also sometimes has some problems with encryption.

You can setup dual boot and lvm...

lisati
July 7th, 2008, 01:08 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logical_Volume_Manager_(Linux (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logical_Volume_Manager_%28Linux))

it has nothing to do with virtual machines.
Possible broken link - an alternative is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logical_Volume_Manager

meindian523
July 7th, 2008, 01:15 PM
Not exactly,hyperch forgot to enclose the closing round bracket into the link.

hyper_ch
July 7th, 2008, 01:21 PM
Not exactly,hyperch forgot to enclose the closing round bracket into the link.

actually it didn't auto-convert the url given into a link properly ;)

meindian523
July 7th, 2008, 01:26 PM
yeah,right.:P

Muad Dib
July 7th, 2008, 01:57 PM
Thanks for your help.