Storage detection and configuration
Next, the installer will detect storage resources in preparation for determining where to install the OS.
As needed, additional drivers and software will be loaded for storage resources.
The automated partitioning tool is starting now.
Storage partitioning and filesystems
The installer tool for partitioning storage space is quite capable. For our VM, we will choose the default option and allow it to consume all disk space using Logical Volume Manager (LVM).
Choose the target storage device. In our case, this the disk we created earlier that uses dynamic space allocation disk image
There is a detailed confirmation dialogue that in most cases should be fully read and understood.
With our new VM using a blank disk, we can confirm this dialogue without any risk of data loss.
A final calculation of the storage space usage to determined.
Now that the automatic partition tool has all the options decided, it makes a final check of the total space possible and asks you to indicate how much of it you want to use for the installation. By default, this value will be the maximum size available on the target disk and for our VM, we will accept this value without change and proceed.
It does stuff, because you know, this progress bar pops up.
Then this one pops up.
We get one final confirmation of our storage target. Last one, I promise.
Gotta tell it yes or we are not going anywhere.
Finally, the installer creates a storage configuration. First it partitions and formats a simple ext2 filesystem to contain initial boot files.
Then the main storage area is formatted with ext4 and LVM.