RE: Entire disk in PV...
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> > I'm trying to setup the partitioning section of my kickstarts in such a > way that rather than partitioning a disk and using /dev/sdX1 as the PV for > my root VG, that I can instead use the entire disk. > > > > The reason for doing this would be to make PV resizing a bit easier for > virtual machines. Otherwise, I must muck around with the partition table > and blah blah ... not a show-stopper, but potentially dangerous for junior > admins. > > > > I suspect that the functionality just isn't there... but does anyone > know the magic syntax to get it to use the entire drive (aka. /dev/sdb) as > a PV during kickstart? > > > > I think you could easily do this in the "pre" section (I handle all > partitioning of my disks in the "pre" section). > > One of the things to consider is that by having a single partition > covering the entire disk, you may be helping junior admins. The partition > would be labeled as "Used by LVM", where the "whole disk" doesn't give > clues if it's used or not (looks like an extra/free disk). > > My $0.02. Oh... I understand that. But, they would know that /dev/sdb is sacrosanct. And messing with it would ensure a swift and painful death. :) I'm curious to see how handling that in a %pre script would work... if you wouldn't mind submitting an example. -Andy _______________________________________________ Kickstart-list mailing list Kickstart-list@xxxxxxxxxx https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/kickstart-list
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