LVM is a logical volume manager for the Linux kernel

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Is there a way to upgrade a machine which is using software raid and LVM to 12.10?

I realize Ubuntu has dropped the alternate cd for 12.10, which broke this long-time user's heart. I always do a fresh install when upgrading, but I have software raid and LVM, and as far as I can tell ...
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Should I use Logical Volume Management and Encrypt the installation on SSD?

Should I enable Logical Volume Management on my SSD? What i want to know is if enabling either encrypt the "encrypt the new ubuntu installation for security" option or the "Use LVM with the new Ubuntu ...
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Can't format / delete locked partition from gparted?

I can't format my hard disk for Ubuntu installation. It has Fedora installed in it. I wonder how to unlock the locked partition to delete and format it, since I am stuck at installing Ubuntu. I am now ...
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how to resize an encrypted logical volume?

I installed Ubuntu with encryption and LVM on my entire haddisk... Now I want to resize it. How do I do This... Following this link gave me errors on step 2 - How to resize a LVM partition? error ...
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New lvm install to pick up existing home drive and reinstate swap partition

I've read so many variables on what I'm trying to do, I thought it better to ask outright. I've been through a few installs and upgrades of Ubuntu but never had my system (root) drive encrypted. Just ...
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Combine two partitions belonging to one phsyical drive?

when I first setup my Ubuntu Server, I had 1 x 3TB drive. Since I couldn't partition/format it into a 3TB ext4, I partitioned it into 2 x 1.5TB ext4. partition1 = 1.5TB partition2 = 1.5TB Now I ...
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Install LVM on Ubuntu Server

I want to setup an Ubuntu server with LVM. I installed Ubuntu using ubuntu-12.04.1-alternate-amd64.iso because I believe that the "alternate" disc must be used to install with LVM. However it created ...
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Can I dual boot two Linux distros with common boot partition?

Can I dual boot two Linux distros with common boot partition? The reason I'm asking this is because I have a LVM setup with only one primary partition for /boot.
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Setting up lvm with HDD and SSD

My current hard drive is just about full and rather than just toss it and get a new one (since it works fine), I want to get a new drive and set them both up using lvm. While I'm at it, I also want to ...
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Upgrade to 12.10 fails with grub fatal error

After upgrading to server 12.10 grub is complaining, and thus no boot. Boot-repair and all other solution fail because for some reason grub-install can not read /boot/grub from my lvm system disk. I ...
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How to install ubuntu 12.10 with / partition on LVM?

After installing Ubuntu 12.10 I cannot boot my machine anymore. I get the following error. Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems: - Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) - Check rootdelay= (...
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How do I use LVM with 12.10 when I already have Windows 8?

I asked about the best way to setup a PC with Windows 7, Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 here and followed the recommended order. But when I try to install Ubuntu 12.10 it doesn't allow me to select LVM ...
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It is possible to install dual boot Ubuntu and WIndows 7, using LVM?

I am installing a fresh install of ubuntu 12.10, and says than I can install ubuntu using the entire disk and creating LVM "partitions", but my plan is to install Windows 7 using one of those LVM ...
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How do I check whether I am using LVM?

I installed Ubuntu by choosing the option "Something else" at the step called "Allocate drive space" of the installer. Then I created my own partition table. Now that Ubuntu is installed, can I check ...
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Swap encryption and hibernating

I run Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop, with an encrypted home folder + swap partition. Before I had this encrypted setup, I used to have my hibernation enabled. I found this documentation on how to enable ...
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How to install in EFI mode with Encrypted LVM?

I'm trying to properly install Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS 64-bit PC (AMD64) with the alternate install CD ".iso" on a lenovo Thinkpad X220. Default Hard Disk (with a pre-installed version of Windows 7) has ...
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Failed GRUB after 10.04 to 12.04 upgrade in system with LVM

I am using Ubuntu Server as a SMB server at work and two days ago I have tried to upgrade it to 12.04. After reboot, I got this grub_xput missing grub rescue> and all attempts to start from ...
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How can I resize an LVM partition? (i.e: physical volume)

I want to shrink my second (LVM) partition, in order to create a new partition in the newly freed space. I am using the Live CD to do so, because I know I can't resize/move this partition while it is ...
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How should I configure TRIM Support for LVM logical volumes?

I am setting up a notebook for software demo purpose. The machine has a Intel Core i7 CPU, 8GB RAM, a 128GB SSD, and runs Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit desktop. As it is, the SSD is configured to have a ...
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system-config-lvm will be removed if i install Playonlinux?

When i try to install Playonlinux, I am told (by synaptic, as well as the "Software Center") that system-config-lvm will be removed, does anyone know why?
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Backing up bind mounted folders

My layout is as follows. LVM Setup: /dev/VG/Documents, /dev/VG/Music, /dev/VG/Pictures, /dev/VG/Music, /dev/VG/Documents, etc.... Each of the LVMs is bind mounted to the corresponding folder name in ...
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New install preserving home directory

I have 32bit 11.10 installed on an LVM disk taking up all 500 GB, and I would like to install 64bit 12.04 on top, preserving the data in my home directory. I used to do that pre-LVM by just not ...
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Recover LVM setup by reinstalling Ubuntu

If I have a LVM set up on my "data" disks, will reinstalling Ubuntu on the OS disk allow me to recover the original LVM set up? I'm slightly worried that I won't be able to see any data on my disks ...
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Merge LUKS-partition with partition on another HDD

I just bought a 2 TB hard disk because the home partition on the old one is almost full. What I want to do is to extend the home partition on hard disk 1 (sda2) to also include all the space on the ...
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Alternate install to USB bootloader issues using LVM encryption

I am trying to use the alternate installer (12.04.1 i386) run from a CD to install onto a USB thumb drive (to have a portable installation). I am using the guided LVM install. I get to the part ...
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Install Ubuntu10.04 on LVM :: error: no such disk

I installed Ubuntu10.04 on one LVM Disk. But when I boot my computer. It prompts: error:no such disk But after a few seconds,it can display the Grub menu and I can go in my Ubuntu10.04. What is ...
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How does the command “linux-boot-prober” work?

I have installed some Ubuntu on my LVM disks. In Ubuntu10.04, I rename the Ubuntu12.04's lv but the "linux-boot-probe" goes wrong. Here is what I did: sudo lvname LVMDisk Ubuntu12.04 LabUbuntu12.04 ...
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After kernel upgrade, unable to boot with / on lvm

I did a kernel upgrade on my desktop system from 2.6.32-41 to 2.6.32-42 using apt-get dist-upgrade. I opted not to update /boot/grub/menu.lst and added the required lines myself, based on the previous ...
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“Partition Misaligned by 1024 bytes” on encrypted lvm

Disk Utility is giving me the error "The partition is misaligned by 1024 bytes. This may result in very poor performance. Repartitioning is suggested" on a partition which holds an encrypted LVM. I ...
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How to setup whole-disk encryption with dual boot on a MacBook Pro (generation 9,2 with 12.04)

I can install Ubuntu 12.04 on the MacBook when using the "noapic" kernel boot option, using the alternate amd64+mac image (from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/12.04/release/ ). But after ...
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Move free space out of LVM

I have a 500 GB LVM2 container on a 500 GB HDD which holds a 96 GB root partition (ext4) and a 4 GB swap partition. I made this setup using the alternate cd and set the amount of disk space to be used ...
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How do I move my LVM 250 GB root partition to a new 120GB hard disk?

I have the following situation: My current Ubuntu installation is running from an external HDD (250 GB) because I was to lazy to buy an new internal hdd. Now i've got a new internal (120GB) and i ...
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Unable to mount an LVM Hard-drive after upgrade

I imagine this is a basic gotcha ... but I can't see it. I have a system with 2(physical) harddrives. The boot system (/dev/sda) was running 10.04 & the second drive (/dev/sdb) was just a mounted ...
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disk space wrongly displayed after installing LVM disk

I installed ubuntu server using LVM partitioning on a 1 TB hard disk. However, after installation, i can only see 10 Gig space here is the fidsk output ` # fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, ...
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How do I get Ubuntu to not mount my encrypted partitions on boot?

I'm using dm-crypt and LVM, which I set up during installation. I have two volume groups, one of which is encrypted and not needed for system/boot purposes. As of now, Ubuntu asks for a password on ...
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Can I install to a raw logical volume, or must I partition the space first?

I would like to install a KVM-based Ubuntu guest to an LVM-based logical volume, without creating a partition table on the space first. There doesn't seem to be a way within the installer to mount my ...
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Can I create a hybrid software-RAID array with disks of different sizes?

Products such as Synology offer something called Synology Hybrid RAID http://www.synology.com/us/products/features/RAID.php This RAID type allows you to make best use of your disks available by ...
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Adding space to VMware Virtual Disk for running Ubuntu Server Guest on LVM Partition

I have been testing methods for adding space to an Ubuntu Server guest running on VMware. I have setup the server using LVM so I can add physical disks to to the LVM group and expand the logical ...
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Where can I find the 64bit Minimal CD?

Where can I find the Minimal install 64bit version? Is it possible to encrypt partition with the Minimal Minimal version (like with the alternative version)?
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No root file system - Alternate CD + LVM

I am trying to install 11.10 as dual boot with Windows 7. I have all partitioned well as you can see here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/42897978@N00/7111180385/ I burned the Alternate CD ISO to a CD....
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How do I shrink the root logical volume (LV) on LVM?

I don’t need to actually shrink the MBR partition, just the logical volume that contains the root “/” filesystem. It’s ~200GB now, and I need to shrink it to ~150GB to make room for a new logical ...
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How to resize / enlarge / grow a non-LVM ext4 partition

I have already searched the forums, but couldnt find a good suitable answer: I have an Ubuntu Server 10.04 as KVM Host and a guest system, that also runs 10.04. The host system uses LVM and there are ...
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Why is LSHW Only listing one of my two HDDs? [closed]

I have a 120GB HDD and a 1TB HDD in the system. I installed Ubuntu Server using LVM on the 120GB. After installation I added the 1TB to the existing volume group and added 10GB to /home as a test. ...
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LUKS on >2TB disk

I have a 3TB disk which I want to encrypt. As soon as I create a file system (mkfs.xfs or ext2-4) in the encrypted partition it outputs "Attempt to read block from file-system resulted in short read ...
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boot partition does not get updated in LVM setup

I am on the ubuntu 12.04 64bit Beta right now. Having a more exotic partition setup: - EFI - /boot PARTITION (fat) - LVM (encrypted) | |- /root |- /home |- /swap Now I noticed that my ...
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Home server filesystem

I'm planing to build a home server to act mainly as a uTorrent download and file server for me and the people I live with. I have come up with the following filesystem configuration and I would like ...
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How to change the password of an encrypted LVM system (done with the alternate Installation)?

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 with the alternate CD and encrypted the whole system (except boot) with the encrypted LVM. Everything works great as before, but I would like to change the password of the ...
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Converting to btrfs from md raid5 with lvm

I have decided to start the transition to btrfs this weekend. I have a desktop with one md raid1 which is used for boot, and one large md raid5 for everything else. On top of the md raid5, I have LVM ...
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How do I preserve LVM while changing the physical disk?

I had a problem with vm virtual disk used in lvm and I cloned it somewhere in the datastore with vmktools and then I want to use it same place instead of old one. If I remove the the old disk from ...
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How can I get the boot process to complete?

Update Think this may be because I have some problem booting off lvm - still in need of any help anyone could offer - even just a pointer or two as to where to look would be greatly appreciated. One ...