On Tuesday, 29 July 2003 at 18:00:25 -0700, Richard Johannesson wrote: > Is it possible to create vinum on a root drive without using the offsets in > the vinum configuration file?
You need a configuration file to set up Vinum. If you mean "Is it possible to create vinum on a root drive without specifying offsets in the vinum configuration file?", the answer is yes. > What I trying to get to is that there seems to be two styles of getting > vinum setup on a root drive: > I. 1. setup unix partitions for swap, /, /usr, and /var > 2. install FreeBSD5.1 It doesn't have to be 5.1. > 3. go through the bsdlabel -e > 3.1 modify the swap with the 281 offset > 3.2 add vinum partition h: with the same size as c:, but with a > 16 offset > 4. create a vinum config file > --> 4.1 map each sub-disk to the exact size and offset as the unix > partitions > > II.1. setup unix partitions for swap and / > 2. install FreeBSD5.1 > 3. go through the bsdlabel -e > 3.1 modify the swap with the 281 offset > 3.2 add vinum partition h: with the same size as c:, but with a > 16 offset > 4. create a vinum config file > --> 4.1 create sub-disks using simply the size you want with no > offset > > Method I. comes from the Complete FreeBSD book. I actually got this to work, > but was wondering about the inflexibility of not being able to change the > partition sizes very easily. Once you have Vinum up and running, you can add and remove plexes and move things around like that. > Method II. Can't get this to work yet, but if it can work then should be > superior given the flexibility that is gained. That'll work, but then you need to populate the volumes. > So, can Method II work on a root drive? Sure. > If Method II works, why would you then ever want to implement Method > I? It's easier. You don't have to find a way to put things in your new volumes. Greg -- When replying to this message, please copy the original recipients. If you don't, I may ignore the reply or reply to the original recipients. For more information, see http://www.lemis.com/questions.html See complete headers for address and phone numbers
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