LVM is a logical volume manager for the Linux kernel

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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 ...
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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 ...
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Encrypted LVM - bad password or options [closed]

I've deployed a number of laptops to our staff with encrypted LVM. I've used the alternative CD, whole disk & guided partitioning. This is the second laptop that came back to me with the same ...
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How to change LUKS passphrase?

Having installed Ubuntu 11.10 with whole disk encryption and LVM, I need to provide a way for users to easily change LUKS passphrase. Preferably, this should be done using GUI tools, thus, enabling ...
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LVM logical volumes fail to activate on boot after 11.04 to 11.10 live upgrade

I have upgraded my server from 11.04 to 11.10 (64 bit) using sudo do-release-upgrade The machine now halts during boot because it can't find certain logical volumes in /mnt. When this happens, I hit ...
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How to move / copy logical volume (lv) to another volume group (vg)?

Basically, I want to move / copy several logical volumes (lv) into a new volume group (vg). The new volume group reside on a new set of physical volumes. Does anyone know how to do that safely without ...
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How to install into existing LVM logical volumes

I have a Debian Squeeze install, and I'd like to switch to Ubuntu 11.10. In my current setup, I have 2 HDDs, the first 250GB and the second 500GB. The 250GB drive just has a NTFS partition with Win7 ...
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What should be content of grub2 custom entry to boot to another OS on LVM over LUKS along with Ubuntu?

I have Archlinux installed along with Ubuntu on LVM over LUKS. The problem is I cannot boot to arch from menuentry provided by os-prober. Can anyone tell me the custom entry configuration to dual boot ...
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LVM tries to de-activate in use volume at shutdown and partition alignment concerns

Is it okay to have root file system on a lvm2 logical volume? Because, I always get the following error on every time I reboot or shutdown the machine. Can't deactivate volume group "vgSystem" with 1 ...
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How to find out more about encrypted partitions?

I just installed Ubuntu 10.04 with the alternate CD. I'm using a encrypte LVM. So all my partitions should be encrypted. But how do I find out, if they are encrypted and how (AES?, bit?,...) Thanks ...
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What is the use of /boot (lvm based) in partitioning?

As separate /home partition helps in easy reinstallation/upgrade. Does having /boot help while dualbooting with windows? I mean is it useful for normal desktop/notebook users or it is advanced ...
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Adding physical volumes to LVM partitions - what happens to existing files? And general SSD optimization

I've got two drives in my laptop, a 120GB SSD and a 320GB hard drive. Ubuntu (11.04 amd64) is on the hard drive, set up using LVM. Now, I got this SSD recently, and I want to put Ubuntu on it for ...
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Sharkoon 5-Bay RAID Box, will it play?

I'm looking to expand the storage capacity of my home server running on Ubuntu Server Edition. Because the server is a small sized mini-ITX cube with room for only 1 HDD, I had the idea of installing ...
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SSD + TRIM + ext4 OK. What about LVM and RAID?

I've read that SSD TRIM is now supported in the recent kernels with ext4 too (see How to enable TRIM? ). Is it OK/safe to enable TRIM when having a) LVM b) RAID1+LVM? Thanks!
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LVM allocations change after restart

I have been running Ubuntu as a dual boot with XP on a caddy. I also run XP in a VirtualBox guest. My last upgrade to Natty worked fine and automatically mounted all of my internal drives (13 ...
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LVM volumes don't appear in Nautilus since upgrading to 11.10

up to Ubuntu 11.04 all my LVM volumes used to show up in the sidebar of Nautilus as devices available to be mounted, alongside software RAID volumes. after upgrading to 11.10 last week, i can only see ...
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What is the best storage configuration for libvirt and KVM?

I have a KVM-host with a lot of local disk for virtual machines that I administer using virtmanager. I want an easy solution for addressing disk for my virtual hosts. I also want to be able to add ...
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Hard disk using LVM shows “8% contiguous” on startup. How serious is it?

My desktop runs Ubuntu 11.04 61-bit server with LVM. I use XFCE 4 as a GUI on top of the server. Recently, I get a message on every startup which says "/dev/sda1 was not properly unmounted. Check ...
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view LVM paritions in windows 7

im trying to browse in windows an old harddisk that i got, but its a LVM patition. How can I see a partition that is ext3/4 or part of LVM partition in windows? Anyone can recommend on a tool?
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Encrypted LVM not accepting my passphrase anymore

I have Ubuntu 11.04 on Thinkpad X41 and have been using it for a couple of months. From time to time System Update used to run and show me a list of recommended updates. Finaly, yesterday I accepted ...
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How to configure LVM & LUKS to autodecrypt partition?

I have recently installed ubuntu server 11.04 with the full lvm encryption(installed from the setup) . I wish now to use a key file to do automatic unlock. I have tried to follow this guide ...