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[linux-lvm] Re: Extending the Root Volume with LVM

Chris Osicki wrote:

Have a look at ext2online. It comes with RHEL 4.

I'll admit I was unaware of that command. I notice that the third sentence of the man page says "It is only possible to enlarge a mounted filesystem". While Sean was indeed increasing the size, I was trying to reduce it.

<just a bit of venting, so feel free to ignore>
A big pain with Linux, in my view, is that even after using it for six years, I am unaware of the majority of features available in it. I did what I thought was reasonable; I read the HOWTO (the one mentioned down there at the bottom of this email ;). No mention of ext2online there, nor any mention of the steps I used to resize a root filesystem; only the steps for a filesystem that can be easily unmounted while the OS is running.

And in order to figure out the steps to resize the root filesystem, I read through a lot of man pages and web pages and howtos, and nowhere do I recall coming across ext2online (though I'll admit that was awhile ago). By the way, I suggested in my posting that the steps be added to the howto (the subject line was "Howto suggestion..."). And I have seen other postings here with suggestions about the howto.

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