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Re: Finally getting rid of Windows (almost)



James Pifer wrote:
You added the partition as free space to your LVM, you must create new logical volumes or extend existing ones to use that space.

okay, lvextend is what I need to run, right? I can't figure out the
syntax.
My logical volume is at:
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00

fdisk shows:
   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *           1        3199    25695936   8e  Linux LVM
/dev/hda2            3200        3212      104422+  83  Linux
/dev/hda3            3213        9729    52347802+  8e  Linux LVM

AND

# vgdisplay
  --- Volume group ---
  VG Name               VolGroup00
  System ID
  Format                lvm2
  Metadata Areas        2
  Metadata Sequence No  4
  VG Access             read/write
  VG Status             resizable
  MAX LV                0
  Cur LV                2
  Open LV               2
  Max PV                0
  Cur PV                2
  Act PV                2
  VG Size               74.41 GB
  PE Size               32.00 MB
  Total PE              2381
  Alloc PE / Size       1596 / 49.88 GB
  Free  PE / Size       785 / 24.53 GB
  VG UUID               vBWK8O-IFpc-J8sm-r1Vf-K1vh-sSKN-qZ4OQt

What would the correct syntax be for lvextend? Everything I have tried
based on the man page example and google examples has not worked.

To extend VolGroup00/LogVol00 by 10G, you would do:

# lvextend --size +10G /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00

You would also need to extend the filesystem on that volume once the underlying volume is bigger. You may be able to do this using ext2online:

# ext2online /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00

If ext2online tells you it can't do it, you'll need to use resize2fs after booting from a rescue CD since you seem to have just one big filesystem for the whole system and you can't unmount the root filesystem.

Paul.


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