LVM is a logical volume manager for the Linux kernel

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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 ~/etc/init/...
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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 that?...
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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 ...
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Mount/unmount disc partition

I am new to Linux and I am having some issues with disc space. I hope that somebody can help me with this: I would like to connect /dev/mapper/cfcb--vg-root to use space from /dev/mapper/vg_data-...
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LVM & LUKS manual partitioned but issues with loader/init/grub

I've had some success with manually partitioning and installing LVM & LUKs. The partitions are created - home, root, swap and boot, the pv and vg's were all created and set up correctly. I ...
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Turn a normal partition installation of Ubuntu into an LVM one in a multiboot setup with Windows 8.1?

Is it possible to turn my Ubuntu installation into an LVM one? I wanted to install it with LVM in the first place, but at the time I installed Ubuntu I did not know it was possible to have a multiboot ...
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Did Ubuntu eat my Samsung EVO 840?

Scenario: I've been experimenting with Ubuntu Server (both 14.04 and 15.10) on an old Atom 330 board I had laying around. I set it up with LVM, installing the main file systems (/ /root and /swap) ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 can't see CentOS 7 LVM?

My desktop was tri-booting between Ubuntu 2.04, CentOS 6, and Windows. I installed CentOS 7 in the space that CentOS 6 used, but update-grub doesn't result in the new CentOS showing up. I can only ...
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Ubuntu Unused Space

I have an ubuntu server running. At first i only allocated 100Gb which wasnt enough. I added more space to the partition using gparted after reading how on several posts. However, even though it shows ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 along side Win 8 on an encrypted LVM partition without an alternate CD

I wanted to set up an encrypted Linux partition along side Win8 with separate root, home and swap. I read that to retain hibernate I needed to encrypt all three partitions with one pass-phrase and ...
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Problem after mount LVM's logical volume as /tmp

I have two hard drives(both has Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS). On the second hard drive(/dev/sdb) I created physical volume, then volume group and then finally logical volumes. I am moving one ...
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Install Lubuntu 15.10 with encrypted lvm

After setting up encrypted partitions on Lubuntu installation on a USB-Stick, there's no /dev/mapper/xxx I could bind to a mountpoint (edit partition/use as: / or swap or whatever)! On Ubuntu this was ...
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MaaS node deployment failing on HP Proliant DL380 G5

i have a little lab environment with 3 DL380 G5s. All of them have 2 disks forming RAID 1+0. Got one set up as maas controller with ubuntu 14.04 (had no problem using LVM to install Ubuntu on the raid)...
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Using LVM in the already running Ubuntu system

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 dual booting Windows 10. I had one hard drive and now I've added another. I've allocated around 840GB for Ubuntu. In the past I've been able to mount this drive to /media/...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS Software Raid1 + LVM setup

Is it possible to software Raid1 + LVM on a already running production server? If possible where can I get instructions please. Many thanks..
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dual-boot distros without re-partitioning & able to run second distro in VM

When my laptop HD w/ Ubuntu 12LTS crashed a year ago, I decided to change up and try 32-bit debian for a while. Now I need to install 64-bit ubuntu again, but I still want to keep the debian distro ...
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Issue dismounting LVM on LUKS system when initial live-USB isn't present

I am having a rather peculiar problem with the Ubuntu half of my system. The TL;DR is that I have Ubuntu 14.04 using an LVM on LUKS setup. /boot lives on an unencrypted partition (/sda3) while swap ...
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Two SD cards are merged by LVM to build a partition to user

I want to ask if another SD card can also be accessed when one of the two cards is ejected.the problem I have encountered is that another card fails to work normally when one is ejected but it later ...
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grub rescue on server with lvm+raid1

I have grub rescue > prompt after a power failure. I do have a Ubuntu Live CD. Any procedures on how to install grub on this kind of setup. raid device - md0 boot partition - VG-lv1 raid devices - ...
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Ubuntu - messed up partition table

I have an ubuntu 14.04 server vm on a Xen server. I have 40Gb disk space allocated to it and my partition table looks like this df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% ...
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Partition sizes different in df and fdisk

I'm seeing different sizes using df vs fdisk commands. Please help! df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 16G 4.0K 16G 1% /dev ...
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Booting to initramfs after read-only file system

I had npm installed into ~/.npm. I ran chown -R myuser:myusergroup ~/.npm against it. It caused the 3 disk encrypted LVM to go into read-only mode, which I don't quite understand. I then rebooted the ...
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After fresh install of Ubuntu with LVM not enough space size

i have installed Ubuntu server edition with LVM (i have 64GB SSD (on this is system) and 1TB HDD). But after boot i see only disk size of my SSD disc,but HDD disc is in "Disk Drives" as "LVM2 Physical ...
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Cannot expand partition in gparted

I'm really stuck with trying to increase the size of the partition sda5 which is a lvm2. I'm quite new to linux and am really pulling my hair out here. From what I've read, LVM's are supposed to be ...
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/dev/mapper error at boot time

I've had a problem booting my Ubuntu 14.04 system. I received this message /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root does not exist and the system started in a shell. After rebooting I used an older kernel to ...
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LVM or RAID large data more than 2TB.

I am using VMware esxi, I need to maintain more than 10TB data cycling. I need some information. we need more 2TB vmdk file, If ext4 support 2TB. in case more than 2TB what can i do ?. In case use ...
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dm-crypt plain on top of lvm with /boot on usb

Just as a preface, due to the specificity of my question, I did not find a thread that applies to my question. With that, I'll get started. Here are main points of what I'm trying to do: Full disk ...
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Wrong disk usage reporting in file manage on luks volume, correct on command line

When I mount a Luks encrypted volume (by selecting it in the file manager and providing a password), the disk usage reported in the file manager (when right clicking and opening the properties dialog) ...
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LVM restore wrong meta file?

I added the wrong file instead-of original file. vgcfgrestore -f /tmp/vg00.backup /dev/rdsk/c0t4d0 But i did vgcfgrestore -f /tmp/vg01.backup /dev/rdsk/c0t4d0 Now my volume shows volumes in ...
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If I have created an LVM on one server can i move it to another?

Alright, so 2 questions here really. 1) I have already created an LVM uaing only 1 disk, if i remove this disk and put it into a new server will my data be lost or can I tranfer / create the LVM ...
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Virtualbox out of space

I am getting out of space warnings when I try run and apt-get upgrade. I am running ubuntu server 14.04 in a virtual machine (virtual box) with a virtual hard drive of 10GB. It is a very small ...
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Driver problem with Ubuntu?

I have a password set at boot up and I get this error after I enter my password: /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-swap_1 is not ready What caused this and how do I fix it?
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Fresh install Ubuntu 14.04.03 boots every second time

Fresh install. One boot is blank purple screen, second boot - normal, third - blank purple, forth - normal and so on. Can this be fixed? I use entire disk encrytption LVM
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How do I specify an LVM partition in GRUB?

I am wondering how I can specify an LVM partition in GRUB2 on my Lubuntu machine. I am attempting to use my USB hard disk I use to boot and run my laptop as a dual purpose live install medium for any ...
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Kernel fix for “file system becomes read-only” problem?

This is my first post to this list, but I've spent a lot of lurk time here; helpful place. Over the last 8 months I have encountered maybe 4 times a problem that can loosely be described as "an ext4 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 preseed LVM partitioning

I'm attempting to automate the installation of Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS using a preseed file, but I'm still getting prompted to confirm a Yes/No at a disk partitioning window. The question being asked is "...
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Difference between LV and Logical partition types?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 using LVM on a new server and the control panel is giving me the following options for the partition types: logical LV primary I've been searching, but don't ...
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Partition resize not seen by Ubuntu LVM

I have Ubuntu 15.04 as a guest OS in VirtualBox, and have resized the VDI drive and the partition inside it using GParted LiveCD. GParted correctly see the new size (14.5 GB), but inside Ubuntu it's ...
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LVM can't see external USB drive

I am trying to add an external USB drive to my Ubuntu 14.04 LVM volume. Using the Logical Volume Management GUI, I clicked the extend volume button, but my USB drive does not appear in the list. It is ...
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Problem with triple boot!

I have installed Windows 10 , Ubuntu 14.04 and Fedora 22 on my system in that order. Fedora is using LVM so it is not accessible in Nautilus(Ubuntu). That is my first problem. The second problem is ...
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I have ubuntu on my laptop already and would like to duel boot Windows

I have recently installed a new SSD and put Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I would like to duel boot with Windows, but I cannot figure out how to partition the hard drive. I am pretty new to linux but have tried ...
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Kubuntu not logging in after restoring an rscyn-based backup

My setup is as follows: In an extended partition, there is a 1GB ext2 boot partition, and a LUKS crypto container. Within the container there is an LVM physical volume, with one volume group, within ...
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Extend encrypted, large volume on VM

So like the topic says I am trying to resize (extend) one of my VMs using encrypted LVM. What I've done so far Partitioned and formatted the new drive (using parted, ext4) Added it and extended ...
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Install Ubuntu 15.10 Desktop with RAID1

I would like to install a Ubuntu 15.10 desktop on a computer, with a RAID1 (and LVM) setup. Before, I used the alternate installer to do this, but that installer is not available for the last few ...