Monday, June 16, 2014

Centos 6.4 GUI installation : Could not allocate requested partitions: not enough space for LVM requests.


I'm building a new vm image of Centos 6.4 using the GUI. Upon creating the lvm disk configuration, I receive the following error message despite having a 5G disk :


Solution:  Use "Create Custom Layout"


Overview of tasks:
  • Create /boot partition
  • Create lvm partition
  • Create / partition using lvm


Detail steps

  • Click back button to return to disk installation menu, select "Create Custom Layout".
  • Click Next" 

  • Click "Create"
  • Select "Standard Partition" and click "Create"
  • In the Mount Point list, Select "/boot"
  • Click "OK"

  •  Click "Create"
  •  Select "LVM Physical Volume", and click "Create"
  • If you want use the rest of the partition for the entire lvm type the "Size" as show below then click OK.

  • Click "Create"
  • Select "LVM Volume Group" and click "Create"
  • If you want to Change the name of the Volume Group Name. We use VolGroup00
    • Note : Volume Group Name maps this part of the filesystem name
      • /dev/mapper/VolGroup00-root
  • Click "Add"
  • In the "Mount Point" list, select "/"
  • If you want to change the "Logical Volume Name". We use root
    • Note : Logical Volume Name maps this part of the filesystem name
      • /dev/mapper/VolGroup00-root
  • Click "OK"
  • Click "OK"
  •  Finally, Click "Next"

  •  Enjoy

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