Xen Guest, Dom U – dont use LVM

I dont see any reason why one should use lvm in xen guest. The whole idea of using lvm is to have the ability to resize disk size easily and resizing a xen guest can be done easily without using LVM. Actually, having LVM in xen guest complicates the process of resizing… You can google around to see the extra steps needed to resize a lvm xen guest…

LVM might be the default installation if you are installing from certain linux distros. If that is the case, modify the partition table to use normal linux partition instead of LVM. LVM is cool for Dom0 but not for DomU (guest).

That is just my experience.

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