[CentOS] partitionless installation

Mon Nov 25 17:55:19 UTC 2013
Andrew Holway <andrew.holway at gmail.com>

I think you are asking if it is possible to install centos virtual
machines without partitioning its LVM block device. I think you do not
want to use any partitioning or LVM within your virtual machine?

Yes, this is possible however it is annoying to make work as, iirc,
the anaconda installer requires partitions. It will not install on a
raw block device.

People have made this work however but I am unsure how.

What will you do about a swap partition?

On 25 November 2013 16:28, Халезов Иван <i.khalezov at rts.ru> wrote:
> Hello All!
> I have a lot of virtual machines with KVM hypervizor. For VM's disks I
> use LVM Volumes. It's more suitable to install virtual machines direct
> to the LV-volumes without making partition tables inside the LV.  In
> this case it is very simple to perform online-resizing and mount
> snapshots in host system to perform backups.
> So, my question is:
> Is it possible to install CentOS 6 without disk partitioning?
> --
> With best regards,
> Khalezov Ivan
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