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Fedora 14 installation guide

FedoraFedora 14 is the latest update to the Red Hat-sponsored, Linux distribution. It is one of a handful of Linux distributions that use LVM, the Linux Logical Volume Manager, as the default disk partitioning scheme. The installer creates three logical volumes by default, besides the non-LVM /boot partition. The three logical volumes, for /home, /, and swap, are the minimum recommended for a desktop installation. The problem with the default installation is that all available disk space is allocated to the logical volumes, living none for future use when it might be needed to grow a partition, or create a new logical volume. This installation guide takes you through the process of editing each logical volume to free up disk space, space that is not needed for the system to run. At the end (of this tutorial), I will show an example of how to resize (grow) a logical volumes, a basic LVM management task. When writing these tutorials, I always like to exclude those images that are not pertinent to the subject matter. And so the first image in this tutorial is taken from the step where disk management starts. The default option is to install to Basic Storage Devices, like you would find on a personal computer. The other option is for enterprise-grade installations. Click Next to continue. ...
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How to configure LVM on Pardus 2011

Pardus Pardus is a Linux distribution with roots in the National Research Institute of Electronics and Cryptology (UEKAE), Turkey. It is one of many distributions that does not have support for the Linux Logical Volume Manager (LVM). However, that is about to change because YALI, the installation program in the next stable version, Pardus 2011, will have full support for LVM. But better than having full support for LVM is the fact that LVM will be the default disk partitioning scheme. This article presents a step by step guide on how to install Pardus 2011 on a custom LVM disk partitioning scheme. ...
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On a tour of YALI

Pardus YALI, Yet Another Linux Installer, is the installation program of Pardus, a desktop-oriented Linux distribution with roots in the National Research Institute of Electronics and Cryptology (UEKAE), Turkey. The next stable release of Pardus will be Pardus 2011. According to the release announcement of Pardus 2011 beta, which was released a couple of days ago, YALI will ship with a redesigned interface and a bunch of advanced features not available in previous editions. In this article, I will take us, screenshot by screenshot, on a tour of the new YALI. It should be a fun tour. YALI is loaded. I think you will agree. Note: I was able to install Pardus 2011 beta without a hitch, and I am yet to encounter any issues with it. This screenshot shows the file system types options on YALI. The mdmember and lvmpv options shows its support for LVM, the Linux Logical Volume Manager and RAID. LVM and RAID are new to YALI and Pardus. By adding these two features, I think Pardus will begin to attract a new class of users. See how to configure LVM on Pardus 2011. [caption id="attachment_7672" align="aligncenter" width="575" caption="File system types on YALI"]pardus24[/caption] ...
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Zentyal installation guide

zentyal_logoZentyal, the Linux distribution formerly known as eBox Platform, is a server distribution which can be used as a network gateway, unified threat manager, office server, infrastructure manager, and a unified communications server. The latest release, the first under the Zentyal name, is based on Ubuntu server 10.04. For installing the base system, it uses the same installation program as Ubuntu server. Zentyal's default installation uses an LVM-based disk partitioning scheme. The installer creates just two logical volumes and allocates all the available disk space to both. Though LVM, the Linux Logical Volume Manager, is the recommended mode of disk partitioning for both server and desktop systems, Zentyal's use of LVM is not optimal. ...