On Sun, 2008-10-26 at 21:49 -0800, Aldo Foot wrote:
On Sun, Oct 26, 2008 at 4:33 AM, Gilboa Davara
> On Sat, 2008-10-25 at 20:37 +0200, David Hláčik wrote:
>> Hello guys,
>> i have removed sda1 partition with Windows , now i have free space on
>> There is
>> sda1 - now free space
>> sda2 - /boot
>> sda3 - LVM
>> Now i want to resize sda3 to take free space over sda1. Is this
>> possible? as there is sda2 in way before ...
You have two options - resize or simply add sda1 it to the VG.
>> Is the best solution to just create sda1 with LVM and then
>> volume group to sda1 also?
There really isn't much of a difference. LVM isn't contiguous at the
onset. The premise of LVM is that it doesn't have to be.
> AFAIK you cannot re-size the LVM (can you?) but you can add a
> (sda1) physical volume (partition in this case) to an existing LVM.
> $ vgextend VolGroupName /dev/sda1
You can resize all 3 layers. pvresize, vgextend, lvresize.
You're correct LVs cannot be resized, but Volume Groups do by
or removing partitions as you describe. The lvextend command must be used
in addition to vgextend.
Isn't lvextend a resize? But yes, just by adding more space to a VG
doesn't change the size of the LVs. Just as adding a new harddrive
doesn't change the partition layout.
At any rate, the OP had the right approach, which is to use sda1 to
his logical volume.
Use sda1 to extend the group, then extend the LVs.
Peter Larsen <plarsen(a)famlarsen.homelinux.com>