shrinking lvm

Paul Howarth paul at
Mon Mar 21 10:17:23 UTC 2005

gaurav wrote:
> Hi list,
>           I am installing oracle on fc 3, i need to create two partition 
> for oracle .
> Problem is I have already allocated to Linux partition (as lvm)
> how I can shrink the existing lvm  partition and create two extra 
> partion .. i dont know much abt lvm

Are you sure you need to create actual partitions for Oracle, not just 
additional logical volumes? It would be much easier to do the latter,

Please post the output of:

# vgdisplay
# lvscan
# df

And state where you want to get the extra space from that you intend to 
"give" to Oracle.


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