Configure LVM in Foresight Linux

By default, most Linux distributions create two or three logical volumes. The recommended way is to create one logical volume each for the major filesystem directories – /, swap, /tmp, /var, /usr, and /home. For this tutorial, let’s begin creating LVs with one for swap. From the dropdown menu, select swap for File system type, swap again for Logical volume name, and for size, 1000 MB should be enough. click “Ok”

With swap out of the way, we can create the LVs for the other filesystem directories. The image below shows the LV for / being created. Foresight only gives two options for file system type – ext3 and xfs. The default is ext3, but because xfs does not require unmounting a logical volume before it can be resized, we opt for xfs. To create the LVs for /tmp, /var, /usr, and /home, use the following recommended size and name guidelines:

  • /tmp – 500 MB, tmp (LV name)
  • /var – 1000 MB, var
  • /usr – 5000 MB, usr
  • /home – 3000 MB, home

The objective here is to allocate just enough space to install and get the system up and running. The un-used space can be used in growing any LV that needs to be expanded.


When all the LVs have been created and the VG named, your screen should look like the one below. Notice that only about 15 GB has been used. The remaining part of the VG will be available for use after installation. Click “Ok”.

Almost done. Clicking “Next” should take you to the bootloader configuration screen

Here you can configure various bootloader options. In Foresight, you can choose between EXTLINUX (default) and GRUB .

That’s how LVM should be configured in Foresight Linux. The rest of the installation is easy enough, and there is no need to include those images here. One feature that you have in configuring LVM in Mandriva Free that is missing in Foresight is the option to configure encrypted volumes. Also missing is the the auto-allocate feature, but with this tutorial we hope that we have made configuring LVM (in Foresight Linux) a little bit easier for those new to the concept.

Related Posts

Customizing Simply Linux 5 Simply Linux 5 is a distro from the same team that publishes ALT Linux. The first review of this distro on this site has just been published. This pos...
How to dual-boot BackTrack 5 R2 and Ubuntu 12.04 BackTrack Linux is now known as Kali Linux. You may read all Kali Linux articles and tutorial at http://linuxbsdos.com/category/kali-linux. Yet a...
How to keep your Boot EFI partition clean of old Linux bootloader folders This tutorial shows how to delete bootloader folders of Linux distributions that you have deleted from a dual-boot system. Imagine for a moment tha...
3 must-have extensions for Fedora 16 and other GNOME 3 installations A default installation of a distribution using GNOME 3 can be a pain to use, but thanks to available extensions, you can make your GNOME 3 installatio...
2 cool features to expect in KDE 4.9 The first beta of what will become KDE 4.9 was released yesterday, just four day past due date. After the usual round of testing and more pre-stable r...
How to install the latest OpenSSH on Windows 7 and Windows 8 For how to install OpenSSH on Windows 10, read How to install OpenSSH on Windows 10. Occasionally I have to run an installation of Windows 7 or Win...

We Recommend These Vendors and Free Offers

ContainerizeThis 2016 is a free, 2-day conference for all things containers and big data. Featured, will be presentations and free, hands-on workshops. Learn more at ContainerizeThis.com

Launch an SSD VPS in Europe, USA, Asia & Australia on Vultr's KVM-based Cloud platform starting at $5:00/month (15 GB SSD, 768 MB of RAM).

Deploy an SSD Cloud server in 55 seconds on DigitalOcean. Built for developers and starting at $5:00/month (20 GB SSD, 512 MB of RAM).

Want to become an expert ethical hacker and penetration tester? Request your free video training course of Online Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking

Whether you're new to Linux or are a Linux guru, you can learn a lot more about the Linux kernel by requesting your free ebook of Linux Kernel In A Nutshell.


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*