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To avoid running into that situation again you normally just create many LVs out of the one VG on your block device. There's no limitation like that, and it works well. If you want to do things like having a VG for the OS and one for data, then you would need to partition the block device (i.e. i have a 16GB partition for the OS -> vg00 and the rest is ...
That's not the MBR. Nor does the command you posted print the MBR. It asked for the boot sector of the first disk partition, not the MBR. Try inspecting the first 512 bytes of /dev/sda if you want to see the MBR.
After you've set up your partitions and the system creates them, you then come to the package selection screen. Here, you can press Ctrl+Alt+F2 to switch to a virtual console with a root shell. You can then reformat the partition to your liking. Press Ctrl+Alt+F6 to return to the installer when you finish.
When you start, it's as easy as defining two partitions on the disk and assign them as PVs to separate VGs. Doing this retroactive is a lot more complicated to do sanely. Of course, if you like to make your life miserable, you can define a logical volume on your first VG and use this as PV for another VG. This works flawless but it's hard to understand and ...
root's home should be on the partition that the operating system resides on, which by definition is /, so that you can still login as root without issues if, say, another disk partitions are unavailable. /home is sometimes mounted on a separate partition or a separate drive. If this contains the root homedir and is offline, you may encounter difficulties ...
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