LVM questions

Dick Davies rasputnik at
Sat Apr 22 20:24:03 UTC 2006

On 22/04/06, Tony Arnold <tony.arnold at> wrote:

> So my next task is to create a third logical volume called home by
> reducing the root volume in size.
> Are there any graphical tools for doing this along the lines of gparted?
> I've googled and search the apt package lists, but not found anything.

Nor me. Use the CLI stuff.

> I'm happy to use the command line tools, but I'm not sure about all the
> steps necessary. I presumably have to reduce the size of the root file
> system before I reduce the size of the logical volume. But there are
> size rounding concerns that I don't fully understand.

That's right. What format is the root fs? With reiser it's a piece of cake.
You can have problems with other filesystems (XFS can't be shrunk for example).

See the LVM howto at - if you need more help, drop me a mail.

Rasputin :: Jack of All Trades - Master of Nuns

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