The second logical volume to create will be for swap. I normally would assign swap about 5 GB, but we are using LVM, so I can go lower than that, knowing that if the need arises, I can always grow the logical volume. For File System, be sure to select “swap” from the dropdown menu. OK
The last logical volume we are going to create will be for /home. For this tutorial, I assigned it a disk space of 5 GB. It does not matter whether you allocate a lower or higher value than this. You can always resize (grow) it after installation, if the need arises. Be sure to specify the mount point (Use) as /home. The file system is ext4. OK
This is what the volume group and logical volume configuration window looks like after all the logical volumes have been created. Click OK to return to the main disk partitioning window.
All the partitions and logical volumes have been created and we are back to the main disk partitioning window. You will notice that we have only used up just a fraction of the more than 100 GB of available disk space. The unallocated space (see arrow) will be used to grow or create logical volumes as the need arises. The percentage of disk space used and free are available in the previous image. Only the actual size (in MB), is given here. Click Next to continue.
This is the last image of this tutorial. Here you configure the boot loader. Unless you are going to install GRUB somewhere other than in the MBR, you do not need to do anything here. Just click Next to continue with the rest of the installation.
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