Logical Volume Management?

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trope
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Logical Volume Management?

Post by trope » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:48 pm

I am going to install Mint 19 (Tara) on a laptop and I'm not clear on if I should use LVM? I believe it has 1 HD. I will use virtualbox and Windows 7 from within Mint, so not planning on using a dual boot. 4 GB RAM, but may upgrade it to 8 GB. >500 GB HD. Will encrypt the laptop.

Right now I am using 17.1 on a different laptop (250 GB HD), but will do a fresh install, install the applications I want, and then am planning on transferring my home directory from this laptop to the new one.

Not sure even what are the considerations for whether to use LVM.

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Re: Logical Volume Management?

Post by catweazel » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:57 pm

trope wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:48 pm
...laptop ... LVM?
Leave it alone. LVM is used to create logical volumes from multiple physical volumes or entire hard disks. It absolutely has no reasonable purpose on a single HDD slot laptop. If you were building a server then it'd be a different story.
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Re: Logical Volume Management?

Post by trope » Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:28 am

I made a mistake it has a 700 GB HDD and a 100 GB SSD, but based on your response presumably the answer is the same?

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Re: Logical Volume Management?

Post by catweazel » Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:25 am

trope wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:28 am
I made a mistake it has a 700 GB HDD and a 100 GB SSD, but based on your response presumably the answer is the same?
Yes, it's the same :)

LVM only complicates matters, and with a mechanical disk and an SSD, you'll end up losing some of the benefits of the SSD.
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