[CentOS] When should LVM be used?

Fri Jul 30 05:57:54 UTC 2010
Fajar Priyanto <fajarpri at arinet.org>

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).