16.17. Creating a Custom Layout or Modifying the Default Layout
/) partition, a
/boot/partition, PReP boot partition, and usually a swap partition appropriate to the amount of RAM you have on the system.
Figure 16.39. Partitioning on IBM System p
LogVol00), its size (in MB), and its model as detected by the installation program.
- the name of the device, logical volume, or partition
- Size (MB)
- the size of the device, logical volume, or partition (in MB)
- Mount Point/RAID/Volume
- the mount point (location within a file system) on which a partition is to be mounted, or the name of the RAID or logical volume group of which it is a part
- the type of partition. If the partition is a standard partition, this field displays the type of file system on the partition (for example, ext4). Otherwise, it indicates that the partition is a
physical volume (LVM), or part of a
- A check mark in this column indicates that the partition will be formatted during installation.
- create a new partition, logical volume, or software RAID
- change an existing partition, logical volume, or software RAID. Note that you can only shrink partitions with thebutton, not enlarge partitions.
- remove a partition, logical volume, or software RAID
- undo all changes made in this screen
16.17.1. Create Storage
Figure 16.40. Creating Storage
- Standard Partition — create a standard disk partition (as described in Appendix A, An Introduction to Disk Partitions) in unallocated space.
Create Software RAID
- RAID Partition — create a partition in unallocated space to form part of a software RAID device. To form a software RAID device, two or more RAID partitions must be available on the system.
- RAID Device — combine two or more RAID partitions into a software RAID device. When you choose this option, you can specify the type of RAID device to create (the RAID level). This option is only available when two or more RAID partitions are available on the system.
Create LVM Logical Volume
- LVM Physical Volume — create a physical volume in unallocated space.
- LVM Volume Group — create a volume group from one or more physical volumes. This option is only available when at least one physical volume is available on the system.
- LVM Logical Volume — create a logical volume on a volume group. This option is only available when at least one volume group is available on the system.