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Re: F9 installation

On Thu, Nov 6, 2008 at 10:44 AM, Germán Racca <german racca gmail com> wrote:
> I have tried to do a lot of thing but no success. How could I get a space
> of approximately 30 GB to install another Linux, in my case Fedora 9?
> Thanks in advance and sorry for my bad English.
> German.

You have a volume in your disk that take up all available space.
You cannot create new partitions inside the volume; you need to resize
the volume to free up space.

I'll speak from memory now, so take what I say with a grain of salt.
I have not installed F9, but the install process should be the same as
with my F8.

When you get to the section where you're presented with the current
partition layout, you have to click on the LVM button and somewhere in
there you'll see listed the only physical partition you have. The dialog
offers the choice to specify the size of the volume. If you make it smaller
you'll have free disk space to create another partition. Be careful because
I'm not sure whether your current linux install will be left intact.

If the above is too dangerous, then use the command line to resize
your current volume. Careful here as well since the root partition is there,
and you cannot resize a partition while is mounted.

See this link:
Read the section "System Recovery Week: Using LVM In Rescue Mode"

In short: boot with rescue CD, do not mount any partitions

# lvm vgchange -a y
# e2fsck -f /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
# resize2fs -f /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 20G
# lvreduce -L20G /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00

change the 20G to a size of your chossing

I cannot emphasize it enough: be careful, save your data.
Read before you act.


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