9.3. Automatic Partitioning

9.3. Automatic Partitioning

On the Disk Partitioning Setup screen, select Automatically partition.

For Red Hat Enterprise Linux, LVM is the default method for disk partitioning. If you do not wish to have LVM implemented, or if you require RAID partitioning, manual disk partitioning through Disk Druid is required.

The following properties make up the automatically created configuration:

Automatic LVM Configuration With Two SCSI Drives

Figure 9.3. Automatic LVM Configuration With Two SCSI Drives

Note

If enabling quotas are of interest to you, it may be best to modify the automatic configuration to include other mount points, such as /home/ or /var/, so that each file system has its own independent quota configuration limits.

In most cases, the default automatic LVM partitioning is sufficient, but advanced implementations could warrant modification or manual configuration of the partition tables.

Note

If you anticipate future memory upgrades, leaving some free space in the volume group would allow for easy future expansion of the swap space logical volume on the system; in which case, the automatic LVM configuration should be modified to leave available space for future growth.