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I am new to this and I have to create a RHEL 5.8 Amazon Machine Image (AMI) in which the root partition should be a logical volume. I know how to create a data partition as a logical volume but am not able to find how to create the root partition as a LVM. Please guide in this respect.

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What is it you're trying to accomplish by doing this? Part of the point of EC2 is that you shouldn't need to bother. –  bahamat Jan 24 '13 at 19:03

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It is just the same as a data partition. Just the /boot partition can't live on LWM. At least in Fedora the installer guides you through all steps here.

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