LVM management (was Re: Boot sequence

John Hubbard ender8282 at
Fri Nov 14 15:53:06 UTC 2008

Derek Broughton wrote:
> Derek Broughton wrote:
>> I'm trying out kvpm, now, but there's system-config-lvm for gnome. 
>> So, yes, the desktop supports LVM.
> With caveats.
> I created a Logical Volume on one of the spare partitions.
> I then extended the existing Volume Group to include the volume.
> So far, so good, no problem.
> Then I extended /home to include the new space.  Oops.  :-)  It works - 
> and it might work better or worse if you have a different filesystem on 
> the partition you're extending (in this case JFS), but when I extended 
> the /home partition, it automatically extended the filesystem - and 
> _that_ required remounting RO (presumably because I was using it at the 
> time).  So I still ended up having to reboot (one of the very few cases 
> where I miss having a root account - you can't be logged into a non-root 
> account without /home being in use [well, I suppose even that's not 
> really true, but creating an account with it's home directories 
> somewhere else seems just silly]).
> Needless to say, don't do this without a backup :-)
Doesn't 'sudo su' get you logged in as root? Or is the problem that you 
are still also logged in as your normal user?


To be or not to be, that is the question
                2b || !2b
(0b10)*(0b1100010) || !(0b10)*(0b1100010)
        0b11000100 || !0b11000100
        0b11000100 || 0b00111011
        255, that is the answer.

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