[linux-lvm] Disk Partitioning tools, GUI preferably- best for LVM Logical Volume Management ; jor

Stuart D. Gathman stuart at bmsi.com
Sat Jul 24 04:39:52 UTC 2010

On Fri, 23 Jul 2010, giovanni_re wrote:

> What are the best tools (ie sw) for doing disk partitioning?  Preferably
> GUI. but, console mode suggestions welcome if that's best, or all there
> is.

This answer is perhaps a little snarky, but LVM is the best partitioning
tool. :-)  Just make the entire drive a PV.  

Reasons to still use the obsolete partition DOS table:

1) so other OSes know there is data on the drive
2) when using software RAID (md driver), partition type allows auto
   recognition and start of md devices.
3) you are using the grub boot loader, which doesn't speak LVM yet

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