LVM is a logical volume manager for the Linux kernel

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Entire HDD is one big lvm2-pv, hence unable to resize partitions or even bring back Windows

**The History** I have a Samsung NP300 E5C laptop with 8GB RAM and a 750GB HDD. I bought it as freeDOS. Then I installed Windows 8.1 pro 64 bit OS in it. Then I wanted ...
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Ubuntu SSD /dev/sda and LVM partition alignment

I got a SSD new harddrive and successfully moved my root partition to it. I am using LVM. It is booting fast, and all the performance is much better than with classic hdd. But I am not sure about the ...
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Can volume snapshots be used as replacement for Clonezilla images?

I've been always using classic disk partitioning and Clonezilla images of selected partitions for fast recovery in case of a catastrophic disk failure. I'm now testing LVM on a new system. It also ...
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Encrypted Lvm , passphrase nor working

I am using ubuntu server 14 on virtual box and i have used entire disk and set up encrypted lvm ,the system ran completely fine on first start , but once i rebooted it the same passphrase is not ...
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LVM - split logical volume

I've just installed Ubuntu on a new machine and while I usually go for the classic partitioning, I decided to use (default) LVM this time as the idea of creating volume snapshots was quite appealing. ...
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Network not working when installing Ubuntu 14.04.1 using encrypted LVM

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 using guide - use entire disk with encrypted LVM. All the services are working but I am not able to ping the gateway, nor I am able to ping the VM from outside. If I ...
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Migrating Ubuntu from a MBR disk to a GPT disk (non-UEFI)

The question is: how to Migrate Ubuntu installed on a LVM Logical Volume with a separate boot partition from a MBR disk to a GPT disk on non-(U)EFI hardware without data loss to enable the usage of ...
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LVM Partitions Not “Available” On Boot

On my Ubuntu Trusty AMD64, KDE desktop build I have 2 LVM2 PVs, each with a single VG. Each VG contains 2 or more LVs. On boot (a) none of the LVs are "available" so cannot be mounted from fstab they ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 with LVM over 4 disks

I have Ubuntu 14.04 server addition installed, i have 4x 600G hard drives. The boot partition is on one disk. I notice the following Filesystem Type 1K-blocks Used ...
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Re-installing 14.04 LST - impossible

I did an on-line "live upgrade" from ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 LST. Unfortunately, this resulted in several broken dependencies in some of the programs I use on a daily basis (I am not going to go into ...
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BIOS settings not appearing

My friend installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on his Samsung NP 300 G5X laptop that had 4GB RAM and a 700GB HDD. He encrypted the Ubuntu installation and used LVM. After reboot he was taken directly to grub. ...
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What should I use my SSD for? [closed]

I am setting up a small (1 user) email server. So far I have put in 2 x 1TB WD Red drives and set them up for LVM with RAID1 mirrored LVs. I also picked up a 120GB Samsung 840 Evo but I can't figure ...
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Installation on virtual LVM disks without partitions

I am installing an Ubuntu server in a KVM/libvirt vm with the text/console installer. I intend to hand over two LVM volumes as root and swap to the VM as virtual disks. They are detected correctly as ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 with Encrypted RAID6 and separate drive

I'm relatively new to Ubuntu Server and I'm attempting to setup a new server/NAS. It is made of: 4 x 2tb physical drives a 60gb physical SSD The 4 x 2tb drives each have a full disk partition set ...
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ubuntu 14.04 install with custom swap size using LVM?

I want to install ubuntu 14.04 with LVM and encryption. But the problem is that my computer has a large RAM (16GB) and a small SDD disk (60GB). So I think only a small amount of space for swap is ...
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Two “ubuntu-vg” partitions unable to mount due to naming clash

I had Ubuntu 13.04 installed on my laptop. Rather than upgrading, I decided to install 14.04 fresh on a new SSD. So, I have two drives. One with 13.04 and my old data, and one with 14.04. Both ...
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Grub2 on LVM: How can I switch between alternate root LVs?

I have a working setup of Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS (precise) installed on a LVM Volume (/dev/vg0/root). /boot is on the same LV, and Grub2 boots nicely from it using its own raid/lvm/xfs modules. Great ...
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How can I resize an active LVM partition?

I am quite new to LVM and I'm uncertain about what is happening here. I was not the one to initially setup this machine. There is a harddrive of 1tb in size and an LVM partition of only 50gb in size. ...
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Installing EFI to Raid 1 using partman and seed file, on both drives

So my question is, Is it possible to install the EFI partition onto both drives when doing a seed install on Ubuntu? That way if one drive goes, the relevant efi partition/data is there on the second ...
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how to I merge 2 VMware disks in to a single one , on ubuntu [duplicate]

I have installed an Ubuntu server on a VMWare workstation with a space of 20GB storage as seen below: http://i.stack.imgur.com/TNCrV.png After the installation I've attached another 40GB worth ...
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Partitioning a LVM2_member partition

I've installed the ubuntu 14.04 server and used the option "guided use the entire disk and configure LVM" to format my disk, when prompted about size of partition I've set 60GB, but now when I take a ...
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How to hibernate in a full-encrypted disk using LVM?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and set up my system using LVM with full disk encryption. Then I installed uswsusp and the loading failed. I searched the web and found that this is because my swap partition ...
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nfs configured - clients cannot connect

I'm trying to get NFS working on my ubuntu server 14.04 again. It was originally working until last weekend, but when I tried to configure samba everything wen't fubar. Now none of my devices can ...
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How to mount a 20 TB file system

I have recently created a file server with 6x4tb hard drives. One hard drive is used as the file system and is formatted with ext4. While I have created an LVM with the other five drives. This LVM ...
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What's in this 524MB drive?

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my dual boot PC with Windows 8.1. On Ubuntu I have seen a 524 MB drive popped up. As I take a look at it, its not swap or anything. Its contents are as ...
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Ubuntu server LVM mapper problem at boot when plugged a second hard drive

I installed ubuntu 14.04LTS server version. Recently, I just successfully installed a second hard drive to use as glusterfs. But after a reboot, the server stop at loading stage with the error ...
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How can I add a new drive to an existent logical volume?

I have a personal remote server running Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 with no graphical access. I have LVM set up with the internal hard drive (/dev/sda), and I've plugged in a new USB hard drive (/dev/sdb). ...
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Add disk and use software raid

I have a lvm partition on a disk, and another, identical drive with no data on it. Would it be possible to set up these two drives in RAID 1 using mdadm, with the same lvm data on top? Perhaps by ...
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Recover data from formatted LVM (Luks, Ext3) after Ubuntu installed over it

I have a 1TB HDD and some days ago I did a mess That disk had: One EXT3 partition ( / ) One EXT3 partition ( /boot ) One LUKS LVM which had a EXT3 partition of about 200 GB I wanted to replace ...
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Data transfer from 12.04 to 14.04 using same hostname?

I've been using my 12.04 server for a year and a half. I'd like to install 14.04 on a new drive and transfer all my data over once that is complete. I have 720GB of files to to deal with. 12.04 was ...
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install LVM dual boot with Windows

I am trying to install Ubuntu dual boot with windows. I have about 150G free space in may machine and want to install Ubuntu 14.04 there. My machine has this partition structure Partition 1 ...
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Getting “read failed after 0 of 4096 at xxxxxx: Input/output error” error for LVM

I have system with Ubuntu 12.04. On this system used LVM for managing disk drives and similar mass-storage devices. When I used lvscan command for scanning all the logical volumes then it displayed ...
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Is it possible to install ubuntu server (12.04) on gpt disk (3TB) and boot from it

I have been searching for a guide on how to install ubuntu server on 3TB gpt partition, but with no luck. I wonder if it is even possible ? I read that GPT cannot be used to boot with. Also, I would ...
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No Swap Partition!

I'm in dire need of help. My system has become incredibly laggy and hardly usable. I have realised that this is because for some reason I'm running without virtual memory (this is not intentional). ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.04 LTS xfs xlog_space_left

I am running Kernel: 3.2.0-59-generic will moving to 3.2.0-61-generic fix the issue with xlog_space_left: head behind tail? I do a serious amount of lvsnap shots every hour on a mysql database on a ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 - full-disk encryption and LVM during installation?

Does Xubuntu 14.04 also support full-disk encryption and LVM during installation like Ubuntu?
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HowTo repair GRUB in trible boot with two encrypted LVM?

I setup Win7/DebianTesting/Ubuntu 12.04 as triple boot, Debian and Ubuntu each on encrypted volume (with separate root and swap partitions). Installation order: Win7 --> Debian --> Ubuntu, Grub was ...
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Failure proof logical volumes on heterogenous bunch of irreliable hard disks

Like I guess most people do, I have accumulated an assortment of various hard drives over the years. They are mostly of different size, manufacturer, speed, etc. There are too many off them to put ...
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Moving root LVM within same drive

I recently upgraded my linux to the latest version, and also shrunk its size to give me more room to expand my Win7 install on the same disk. The problem is that the free room is at the end of the ...
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root filesystem too small - what's preferrable?

After a number of upgrades, and a steady flow of software installed, the original root filesystem is starting to split at the seams. The original (Notebook) setup: (LVM) / 17G everything ...
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Adding Disks With LVM

I'm sure this has been answered somewhere on here before (I even found kinda a guide here, but seemed to be a bit spotty and incomplete) but I was wondering if someone could assist me or at least ...
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How can I delete a Volume Group in Terminal?

I am trying to setup LVM for my netbook's two, small SSDs (4 & 8GB). After a lot of trial and error, I followed this walk-through: How to Set Up Multiple Hard Drives As One Volume. I have ...
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Is it possible to access disks in an LVM after a reinstallation of the OS on a separate drive?

I have a 120GB SSD hosting my Ubuntu installation. I have four 3TB Western Digital Disks which I would like to configure into an LVM. If I reinstall Ubuntu at any point in the future onto the SSD or ...
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ubuntu 14.04 not booting, update-initramfs “nothing to do, exiting”

I did a mess while installing ubuntu 14.04 on my XPS 15 (9530 haswell) and I need help to rebuild boot partition. My computer has one miniSATA SSD 32 GB and a 1TB HDD. I crypted both with LUKS with ...
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How do I replace LVM root volume with SSD disk on Ubuntu 13.10

I have next partitions: /dev/sda1 → /boot /dev/sda2 → LUKS → LVM /dev/vg1/root → / /dev/vg1/home → /home /dev/vg1/opt → /opt /dev/vg1/var → /var /dev/vg1/tmp → /tmp ...
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How do I backup system to a different partition on the same drive?

I am a linux newbie, tech oldie. I am setting up a system with Lubuntu 14.04. Although, when I ran the installation I created two partitions -- 1/2 for quickie backups and 1/2 for the installed ...
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Manage Snapshots

So Ubuntu supports LVM. This in turn supports creating and restoring snapshots of the hard drive. Coming from Windows, this is a highly useful feature for restoring the system to a previous point (In ...
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I don't know how to dual-boot Lubuntu 14.04

Quite simply, I don't know what I'm doing and I've come to the screen where it has the options: Erase Disk and Install Lubuntu, Encrypt, Use LVM or Something else. I want to keep my windows 7, and ...
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Cannot mount partition with cryptsetup

I have a spare drive. I've attempted to format it and encrypt it. But even though the process appears to succeed and I can open the crypt, I cannot mount the newly mapped device. Here is the output of ...
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System backup for testing new apps/settings

I am new to linux, and have been installing ubuntu again and again because I mess up something while trying different set-ups. I would like to have an incremental snapshot of my system so that I can ...