I have a pre-installed VMware machine with Linux Red Hat Enterprise Server 5 and Oracle 11g installed.
I have 4 10GB hard drives on the machine. By hard drives I mean 4 separate real-life hard disks (well through the VMware that is).
I have been analying my partitions with the Linux Logical Volume Management graphical tool.
I can see how things are layed out but I'm confused as to what a physical and logical partition really means.
I would like to know where I can see where the so-called "physical" partitions are mapped to the 4 hard disks that I have.
It may be a simple question.
I do have 4 "physical views" or physical partitions however they are separated between two different "Volume Groups" so I'm not sure if each physical volume is mapped to a different physical hard disk.
I've attached some screenshots from my LVM.
I have a 2 volume groups, I've uploaded a screenshot for each one.