I am installing Debian for the very first time and having read websites similar to http://www.virasec.be/content/how-install-secure-debian-gnulinux-server I have come across parts of the installation which I do not understand.
For example, I have created logical volumes using the logical volume manager however am unclear what the message regarding writing changes to disk before configuring Logical Volume Manager means.
Once I have created the volume group, I am presented with a window that provides me with the ability to
- Display configuration details
- Create volume groups
- Create logical volume
- Delete logical volume
- Extend volume group
Option 2 is pretty self-explanatory however am unsure whether it is advisable to segment directories between 2 or more volume groups. What benefits does it serve?
Option 5 provides me to extend a volume group however am unsure how this works? Does it mean I can assign free space available one 1 physical drive to the existing volume group or does it mean I can assign free space available on a second phyical drive or does it mean both? How does it affect security, performance, etc?
Currently the only way I can see the logical volumes I have created by selection Option 4. Is there any other way? How do most people keep track of the logical volumes they have created e.g. checking off against a checklist, etc?
Next I have the ability to map the logical volumes to mount points however am confused what purpose the none mount point serves as I have the option to select it?
What are mount options for?
What do I use labels for?
What are reserved blocks for?
What does typical usage refer to?
How does the option to copy data from another partition work? What is it for?