howmany partitions per disk possible?

Alexander Skwar listen at
Mon Sep 11 11:10:19 UTC 2006

Tony Arnold <tony.arnold at>:

> Alex,
> On Mon, 2006-09-11 at 07:25 +0200, Alexander Skwar wrote:
>> ยท Tony Arnold <tony.arnold at>:
>> > BTW, I asked this before, but I want to resize a partition used as a
>> > physical volume,
>> pvresize is the tool to use for this. But why do you want to do
>> this?
> pvresize will resize the physical volume but not the partition it is in.

Of course not.

> I've already shrunk the PV, I now want to shrink the partition.

fdisk is the tool to use for this - you'll delete the partition
and create a new one, which starts at the same spot. Finito - 
partition has been shrinked. :)

Alexander Skwar
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