On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 1:37 PM, Ron Blizzard <rb4centos at gmail.com> wrote: > Is there any reason to use LVM on a personal desktop install of > CentOS? It seems to me, for my purposes, that LVM is just a pain in > the neck -- although I've always just let CentOS set it up during the > install in the past. I would like to be able to use parted to resize > partitions when I want to, and also I'd like Vector Linux to be able > to read and write data to the CentOS partition. Would I be missing > something by not installing LVM, or is this mostly for server purposes > anyhow? You don't need LVM if you don't plan to expand the filesystem (or a particular mount point).