There are several other LinuxBSDos Pardus reviews already mentioned in this forum. This one is for the personal version of Pardus 2011.
I find "glowing reviews" to be worthless. I want to be warned about possible pitfalls before I start the install. This review notes that Yali recovers nicely from possible crashes, and gives a link to instructions on LVM partitioning.
I know a fair amount about partitioning from my DOS days, when you had to figure out the partition parameters by doing the math yourself. (I've forgotten most of it due to lack of use) But I don't know anything about LVM. The accompanying article gives me the confidence to go ahead and try it.
Does this mean that Pardus 2011 should be a fresh install and not just an update from within Pardus 2009.2? I've already created a bunch of standard partitions using whatever Mandiva 2009 had in its GUI based installer. Is it possible to install Pardus 2011 to one of these if I find problems with LVM?