Configure LVM by default in Ubuntu

Registered by Soren Hansen on 2008-11-25

Always set up LVM. Provide a set of simple tools to extend volumes and the filesystems on them and to move stuff onto a separate lv. With these extra tools, it's easier to justify always setting up LVM.

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
Rick Clark
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
None
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
None
Definition:
Discussion
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
None

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Whiteboard

* UDS discussion:
 * Are we on crack? NO
 * Pitfalls/caveats/reasons not to do it? NO
 * Can we really do this by default? YES
 * Default partitioning? as currently implemented
 * Can we make this good enough that we can stop asking partitioning questi=
ons by default in the installer? YES
 * If there's time, a quick brainstorm of stuff we can do when we can reaso=
nably expect LVM to be available.

* Current Status: LVM is on, but a lot of clicks to get through it

* Proposed:
 * LVM is default and we simply say what our recommendation is (default) an=
d say Continue or Advanced. Advanced will allow users to do custom LVM, RAI=
D, manually partitioning, etc
 * The proposal is "an experience that makes a statement"

* ACTION:=20
 * If blank:
  * Display suggested LVM layout
  * Advanced

 * If partition table:
  * wipe and display LVM layout
  * keep same
  * advanced

(?)

Work Items

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* Blueprints in grey have been implemented.