[linux-lvm] mounting a filesystem on LVM2

Tapas Mishra mightydreams at gmail.com
Tue Oct 5 07:30:32 UTC 2010

On Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 11:54 AM, Stuart D. Gathman <stuart at bmsi.com> wrote:
> 3) an "LV" is a Logical Volume.  An advanced user might want to use an
>   LV to simulate a disk, putting a partitional table on it.  Usually
>   this is done by using the LV as a virtual disk for a Virtual Machine,
>   which then partitions and uses the virtual disk as it pleases.
>   You could also use fdisk/parted to partition an LV, and kparted to
>   make the partitions available as separate block devices.

This is exactly what I am looking at.
A tool virt-manager (from Red Hat does that)
how does it do ?
While installing a guest OS in an LVM I do not have to create a swap I
just point to the ISO on my server
and rest is done.
How is that part taken care of does virt-manager do it or the OS which
is being installed some thing from that makes sure that when you are
installing a guest OS in a virtualization environment then in an LVM
it will do.
Because I never needed to create partitions within LVM until I am
doing this setup to clone the LVM on the server to a
USB backup drive.

On Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 12:02 PM, Alexander Skwar
<alexanders.mailinglists+nospam at gmail.com> wrote:
> hi.

>It's also identical, that you only create ONE (1) filesystem on any
>ONE (1) partition or lv. You do *NOT* create two or more filesystems
>on one partition/lv (it's doable, but *EXTREMELY* unusual).
That is exactly what I have to do.

>But that's also outlined in the LVM howto... Chapter 11.

>You really should read it...
I did read and I could not find what I am trying.Can you exactly say
which point or para you see this being done what I asked?
I am not looking to create PV,VG I am trying to have two partitions
within LVM and then use them to populate with what ever I have.

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