This is an attempt to collect everything needed to know to get LVM up and running. The entire process of getting, compiling, installing, and setting up LVM will be covered. Pointers to LVM configurations that have been tested with will also be included. This version of the HowTo is for LVM 2 with device-mapper and LVM 1.0.8.
All previous versions of LVM are considered obsolete and are only kept for historical reasons. This document makes no attempt to explain or describe the workings or use of those versions.