LVM is a logical volume manager for the Linux kernel

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Ubuntu 16.04 booting to black screen with blinking cursor when adding additional hard drives

I recently updated my home Server to 16.04, undeniably the worst decision as I did not do it properly and just updated without backing up. Save all of the comments of back ups and what have you.I have ...
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All LVM enabled ubuntu installations have the same name

This guestion is not particularly new. The problem has been around for some time. Two "ubuntu-vg" partitions unable to mount due to naming clash Unable to mount an LVM Hard-drive after ...
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Installed Ubuntu due to Windows 7 failure, need to save windows data drive

I am a first time Ubuntu user. I have installed Ubuntu due to my Windows 7 did not want to boot up (tried safe mode, command line, boot disk, boot from usb....etc. ) On my Windows 7 setup, I have ...
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Ubuntu will not boot into busybox for remote LUKS decryption using dropbear

I want to unlock an encrypted LVM at startup on a headless Ubuntu 16.04 server. This is a fairly fresh install. The only installs I have done are mate-desktop, xrdp, dropbear, and busybox. My client ...
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lvmetad is not active yet; using direct activation during sysinit (solved)

After install Lubuntu 16.04 show the following message during the boot: lvmetad is not active yet; using direct activation during sysinit /dev/mapper/lubuntu--vg-root: clean, 121574/7168000 files, ...
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Updating 14.04 to 16.04. Can I do it without impacting LVM?

I'm not a Linux whiz by any means. A few years ago I struggled through learning how to set up my 3 drives as one large drive using LVM. I'd just as soon not have to re-learn or risk the data that's ...
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How to Create a Mirrored Logical Drive

Sirs: I am trying to set up a Mirrored LVM using Ubuntu 15.10 desktop. I have managed to create a 25Tb logical drive which I would like to split up and mirror. From what I can read, it can be done, ...
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Ubuntu is broken after attempted LVM installation

I am trying to install LVM on an Ubuntu 14.04.4 machine, I have the system booted on /dev/sda1, and want to create an LVM partition on /dev/sda2. These are the steps I have followed: apt-get install ...
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Convert UEFI to legacy on encrypted disk

I've installed Xubuntu 16.04 with ticking the box "encrypt whole system" (basically LUKS on an LVM) with UEFI boot loader. Now I would like to switch to legacy booting. How can I reconfigure (?) GRUB ...
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Ubuntu saying “Volume group ubuntu-vg not present” before prompting for password

Ubuntu 16.04 isn't prompting for my luks password. I pressed ctrl+alt+F1, and the output says "Volume group ubuntu-vg not present." Of course not! I haven't been asked for my password! ubuntu-vg ...
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mount unknown filesystem type 'lvm2_member'

After upgrading from 14.04 to 16.06 my system failed. I have done a fresh install on a new drive, but that failed too... I have done another install but now when trying to mount my original drive ...
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No bootable device found in Ubuntu 14.04 with LVM encription (boot-repair-log attached)

Everything goes ok until the computer was blocked, I have restarted it and seen the errror No bootable device found With boot repair disk https://sourceforge.net/p/boot-repair-cd/home/Home/ on a live ...
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Ubuntu doesn't prompt for disk password when booting

I have an Arch partition installed on a LVM volume. It corresponding physical volume is in an encrypted partition (I used cryptsetup to do this). I installed Ubuntu Studio 15.10 in another logical ...
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How do you rename the volume group that contains the root volume in LVM?

I want to rename the volume group that my root volume is on. How can I do this?
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How to use snapshots with BTRFS in Ubuntu

My goal is to make snapshots while upgrading software. I installed Ubuntu in LVM partitioning but and I'm trying to follow this wiki and Whe I try to do pvcreate it gives me this : sudo pvcreate ...
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Problems with Maas and LVM's across mutiple drives

I'm trying to use ubuntu 14.04 MAAS to provision a system and am having some issues. The end goal I am after is: 1 x 64Gb SSD with a boot partition, a root partition, an lxc partition and a swap ...
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Cinder with LVM backend support for High Availability of Ubuntu openstack Liberty

Kindly help me ,whether Ubuntu openstack Liberty with 14.04, supports HA ? also did Cinder supports LVM backend for HA mode, kindly clarify
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Upgraded to 16.04 and now getting error message

After successfully upgraded to 16.04, I am now getting this message whilst booting lvmetad not active yet, using direct access
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Change size of /root patition in ubuntu 16.04 LVM

I installed ubuntu 16.04 with these settings "Erase Disk and install Ubuntu" with "Use LVM with the new Ubuntu installation" checked I have a 1tb hard drive and all that 1tb is now in the root ...
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Encrypted LVM partitioning

All I want to do is install an ubuntu based distro (Backbox 4.5.1) with the following configuration: 200mb primary partition for /boot encrypted LVM that contains: 30gb for / 8gb for /swap and the ...
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Using lvm and thin provisioning (thinpool) on a PV larger than 2T

Initial problem I'm trying to make use of lvm thin volumes on Trusty 14.04 with an external drive of 3TB as the PV for the volumegroup, but for some reason this fails and the thinpool gets somehow ...
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How to change /home to a new encrypted LVM partition

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and chose the option to remove all and set an encrypted LVM(I have a backup of all my data). I have 1 SSD(/dev/sda) and 1 HDD(/dev/sdb). What the installer did: It set ...
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Re-size boot drive partitions

I recently swapped out a smaller drive (320gb) for a larger one (500gb) because I was getting warnings about space. I had done all of the logical things I knew about to free up space and decided it ...
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What exactly is written to disk with an LVM basic install on 1T drive?

I need to reverse an LVM install to an Intel MAC 1T disk, if possible. Even if it's not possible, I still want to know what exactly is written to the disk after pvcreate, vgcreate and lvcreate are ...
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Are my files on an ext4 filesystem recoverable after removing the logical volume the filesystem was inside of?

Scenario: The other day I was trying to "unmount" some logical volumes so that I could close the LUKS partition they were inside. I accidentally uses lvremove thinking that was the right command to ...
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Restoring a newly created LVM partition to its previous state (physical)

My situation is a bit strange: I was running Ubuntu from a USB stick, then decided to install it alongside my windows 10 - I have 2 internal disks totaling 500gb of memory. At the menu for Installing ...
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Expand root partition into second hard drive

I don't have much space left in my root partition and would like to expand it onto a second hard drive. I installed the current system using LVM. I also encrypted my current installation when I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - lvextend fails while trying to resize the root file system

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 14.04. It has Samsung EVO 840 (1TB SSD) with 2 512GB partitions one belonging to the root volume group the other unallocated. The volume group has one of the above ...
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Migrate from logical volume to a physical drive

I have old Xen server which has machine created on a logical volume on the server, how can i migrate the machine to a physical system? Note: I can mount the logical volume via live CD
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mdadm raid 1 to raid 0 (or lvm…)

I currently have a machine with 2x3TB in software raid 1 (mdadm, Ubuntu 15.04). I would prefer to keep the data on the disks, but I can risk losing it. Are there any options to migrate without ...
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How to Resize Ubuntu 14.04 in VirtualBox 5? [duplicate]

I am trying to increase the size of Ubuntu 14.04 in VirtualBox 5 of OS X in the thread here of Oracle's VB forum where they directs me here ...
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Are all partitions connected by the same password when setting up Ubuntu with LVM encryption?

Ive setup my desktop and encrypted the whole with LVM encryption. In addition to that I encrypted my home folder (this was by accident, but I am okay with it) Problem is that I didn't turn off my ...
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Can't format / delete locked partition from gparted? lvm

I can not format my hard drive for the life of me! I installed ubunutu server, and the installation failed. After re downloading the iso and running the installation again I could not format my ssd. ...
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Where is the install script source code for Ubuntu 14.04.4? Specifically LVM install

I need to know exactly what transpired upon passing through the install menu LVM route. I did not complete the installation but went back when I saw the disk over-write disaster. This is standard ...
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btrfs balance “No space left on device” with no success on any -dusage and -musage values

I have the following issue with btrfs balance start / on a btrfs on an 140 GB LVM with 4 physical device (in case that matters): sudo btrfs balance start / fails with ERROR: error during balancing ...
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What and where are backup files for Ubuntu install of LVM installation? (MBR, VG, LV)

SUCCESS; WILL CLEAN THIS POST SOON..... HISTORY: Ubuntu Install Helps Destroy MAC I have a Mac with OSX and wanted to install Ubuntu Studio on a 40GB USB drive. By carelessness (and being a victim ...
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How to expand an encrypted ubuntu partition with LVM

I have an Ubuntu Mate Trusty installation on VB which I want to migrate to a physical laptop. By following this guide i was able to get it up and running. Only issue now is I want to expand the ...
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lvdisplay shows nothing

Disclaimer. I've already checked all possible questions on askubuntu on this matter and nothing solves my problem. I've recently reinstalled kubuntu on new disk. During installation old one was ...
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Ubuntu won't boot because of lvmetad

I've followed this tutorial to install Ubuntu 15.10: https://thesimplecomputer.info/full-disk-encryption-with-ubuntu After restarting my computer I got to the grub menu and chose Ubuntu. Shortly ...
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LVM mirrored reads goes to one drive instead of both

I've set up LVM mirror on two HDDs. The mirror works (and even has proven it's efficiency when drives failed two times). The problem is that all read operations goes to only one HDD, I see it with ...
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Install Ubuntu on custom LVM

I would like to install Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS on my desktop. My device is SSD 500 Go. All the unit will be formatted and dedicated to Ubuntu. I'd like to use my device as follows : /dev/sda1 => ...
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Enlarging luks partition

I'm getting new SSD disk soon and want to dd my old disk to new one. My disk is fully encrypted and using LVM. My new disk will be twice ad big as I have now. I was wondering how to use remaining ...
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How to shrink lvm partition to make free space before it

I'm use lvm in a little VM, with a small boot partition of 50MiB. The partition layout is below: $ sudo parted /dev/vda 'unit MiB print free' Model: Virtio Block Device (virtblk) Disk /dev/vda: ...
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How to get clvmd running on Ubuntu 15.10?

I'd like to get clvmd running on Ubuntu 15.10 which currently fails and failed (I'm summarizing resolved issues as well) due to failure of start of service clvm because of missing ...
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How do I unock my LVM Partition so I can resize /boot? [duplicate]

So I have 2 partitions, one of which is /boot and the other is everything else in an LVM logical volume. Problem is I'm getting warnings about how much space is on /boot. Warnings are increasingly ...
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How do I remove missing physical lvm volume?

So I have an old drive that was yanked months ago. I want to remove it from my volume groups but the LVM GUI is saying I need to move extents etc. Why can't I just nuke it and if so, how can I do ...
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Enabling OVMF support when building XEN

I am compiling Xen from source and I need to have UEFI support enabled while doing so. I need to run 3 guest OS on my hypervisor and for that I have partitioned my drive (1 TB) into 250M EFI /boot ...
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E: lvm2: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2

This is what I get when I try to install or remove a package: How can I fix it?
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“Other devices” in the application “Disks”

please anyone can tell me if the other devices are present by default if someone uses LVM as an option before installation of the OS Ubuntu?
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encryption - separate data partition / dual boot

I want to have my installation encrypted, but the data partition separated (or if you've dual boot..) cause there's no need for that. It'd be nice installation to support this option - right now it ...