12.19. Partitioning Your System
If you chose one of the automatic partitioning options and selected
, you can either accept the current partition settings (click
), or modify the setup using
, the manual partitioning tool.
Please note that in the text mode installation it is not possible to work with LVM (Logical Volumes) beyond viewing the existing setup. LVM can only be set up using the graphical Disk Druid program in a graphical installation.
If you chose to create a custom layout, you must tell the installation program where to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This is done by defining mount points for one or more disk partitions in which Red Hat Enterprise Linux is installed.
Figure 12.16. Partitioning with Disk Druid on IBM System p and System i systems
The partitioning tool used by the installation program is
. With the exception of certain esoteric situations,
can handle the partitioning requirements for a typical installation.
12.19.1. Graphical Display of Hard Drive(s)
offers a graphical representation of your hard drive(s).
Using your mouse, click once to highlight a particular field in the graphical display. Double-click to edit an existing partition or to create a partition out of existing free space.
Above the display, you can review the
name (such as /dev/hda), the
(which shows the hard disk's geometry and consists of three numbers representing the number of cylinders, heads, and sectors as reported by the hard disk), and the
of the hard drive as detected by the installation program.