Resizing a partition used by LVM

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at
Sat Sep 9 07:01:11 UTC 2006

On Fri, 2006-09-08 at 15:02 -0700, Felipe Alfaro Solana wrote:
> > I'm struggling to find any information on this. I've resize  my physical
> > volume and now I want to resize the partition that it is in. However,
> > gparted won't do it; the move/resize option is greyed out for partitions
> > of type LVM. I've tried it by booting from the Ubuntu desktop CD.
> >
> > Any suggestions? Has anyone actually done this successfully and if so
> > how did you do it?
> If you're using ext2/ext3, you can use ext2online to extend your
> filesystem online (without having to unmount it) or you can use
> resize2fs to shrink or extend it offline (the filesystem must be
> unmounted).

It's not a partition with a file system on it, it's a partition being
used as a physical volume in a volume group. It's type is LVM. gparted
reports the file system as 'unknown' which is maybe why it won't resize

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