a perfect partition

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by abibib, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. abibib

    abibib New Member

    hello
    I'm new to linux and managing servers.
    I want to install ubuntu server 10 on my server with 1 TB hard disk and 6 GB RAM.
    ( I want to install ISPconfig 3 then but I think choose " Guided - use entire disk and set up LVM" that said here :
    http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect-se...ispconfig-3-p2 ,
    in ubuntu server installation step is not so good for a perfect server ).


    what's your idea ? would you please suggest a good partition ?
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    I think
    /boot
    /
    /var
    is a good partitioning scheme. ISPConfig "dumps" most of its data in subdirectories of /var. It's a good idea to use LVM for / and /var. If you habe two identical hard drives, you could also set up RAID1.
     
  3. John Ford

    John Ford New Member

  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    What are the outputs of
    Code:
    vgdisplay
    and
    Code:
    lvdisplay
    ?
     
  5. John Ford

    John Ford New Member

    vgdisplay

    --- Volume group ---
    VG Name hashbox3
    System ID
    Format lvm2
    Metadata Areas 1
    Metadata Sequence No 3
    VG Access read/write
    VG Status resizable
    MAX LV 0
    Cur LV 2
    Open LV 2
    Max PV 0
    Cur PV 1
    Act PV 1
    VG Size 297.85 GB
    PE Size 4.00 MB
    Total PE 76249
    Alloc PE / Size 4767 / 18.62 GB
    Free PE / Size 71482 / 279.23 GB
    VG UUID 5X6WCE-7b7r-6HJ3-w7YW-W7h0-baeI-3xj1l0

    lvdisplay

    --- Logical volume ---
    LV Name /dev/hashbox3/root
    VG Name hashbox3
    LV UUID 13e2iX-inoc-7qQl-YzzV-x5yL-LjbA-v4SAEQ
    LV Write Access read/write
    LV Status available
    # open 1
    LV Size 17.80 GB
    Current LE 4558
    Segments 1
    Allocation inherit
    Read ahead sectors auto
    - currently set to 256
    Block device 252:0

    --- Logical volume ---
    LV Name /dev/hashbox3/swap_1
    VG Name hashbox3
    LV UUID m5ssVm-ofKt-jodf-UVsE-36OW-QmJJ-Fs1a6C
    LV Write Access read/write
    LV Status available
    # open 2
    LV Size 836.00 MB
    Current LE 209
    Segments 1
    Allocation inherit
    Read ahead sectors auto
    - currently set to 256
    Block device 252:1
     
  6. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Ok, there's free space left on your hard drive, so you can extend /dev/hashbox3/root. Take a look here: http://www.howtoforge.com/linux_lvm_p4
    Since this is your / partition, you will have to do this from a rescue system (e.g. Knoppix).
     
  7. John Ford

    John Ford New Member

    I think I have a disconnect on the live knoppix cd. I can boot my system into the live cd but I don't know how to access the hard drive on my current system to implement extending the filesystem. Is there a tutorial on how to utilize the knoppix cd? All I seem to be able to read is the knoppix cd itslef.
     
  8. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Within Knoppix, start LVM...
    Code:
    /etc/init.d/lvm start 
    ... and then try again.
     
  9. John Ford

    John Ford New Member

    I had to use
    Code:
    /etc/init.d/lvm2 start
    It wouldn't work unless I was root. How do I read what's in the volume that I want to change. I can only read what Knoppix provides. How do I get into and read what is on my system? I'm sorry I'm such a newb.
     
  10. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    You can mount your LV as follows in Knoppix and then use it as if it was a part of Knoppix:
    Code:
    mount /dev/hashbox3/root /mnt
     
  11. John Ford

    John Ford New Member

    That was the code key that I needed :D
    That partition is resized now to accommodate more files. Thanks for all your help.
    I followed the tutorial that you wrote on LVM and increasing the size of the logical volume worked great
     
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2010

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