[CentOS] Disc layout advice

Robert Heller heller at deepsoft.com
Tue Oct 6 19:38:05 UTC 2009

At Tue, 6 Oct 2009 17:59:37 +0000 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:

> >pvcreate is the first step of creating LVM areas.   If you're not going
> >to use LVM then you don't need to pvcreate.   However I recommend
> >that you _do_.
> Yea I guess I was rather vague. I do plan to carve up the md device w/ lvm
> once it's up. Historically I run pvcreate on lvm partitions for various reasons.
> Should I create an pvm partition on the md0 device? I was not even sure I could...

If you are going to use the whole disk, there is no need to bother with
partitions at all.  Just pvcreate the whole device.

> Thanks!
> jlc
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