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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Mount Logical Volume failing

I'm trying to mount my logical volume and get the following error: root@mediaserver:/home/jon# mount /dev/mediaserver/homeserver /media mount: you must specify the filesystem type So I tried to ...
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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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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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How to set up multiple hard drives as one volume?

I am about to set up box to basically be a file server. I plan on having multiple drives in the box, and would like to set them all up so that they appear to be a single drive. So I could essentially ...
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Fixing unbootable installation on LVM root from Desktop LiveCD

I just did an installation from the 10.10 Desktop LiveCD, making the root volume an LVM LV. Apparently this is not supported; I managed it by taking these steps before starting the GUI installer app: ...
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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 ...
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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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What is the proper way to install Ubuntu 15.04 with LVM, LUKS, and manual partitioning?

I am trying to install Xubuntu 15.04 with LVM and LUKS, manually partitioning in order to have a separate /home partition. So far I have booted the Xubuntu live CD and went through these steps: ...
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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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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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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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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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Encrypted LVM Disk Password not “in box”

After a recent installation of Kubuntu 15.04 using encrypted LVM, I have the following problem. When I boot the system, the pretty Kubuntu encrypted disk password screen appears, but when I type the ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Help on resizing my LVM partitions

I need help on resize two LVM partitions as I'm afraid of loosing data. I'm using Ubuntu Server 12.04 headless mode. LVS: root@server:/# lvs LV VG Attr LSize Origin Snap% Move Log ...
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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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How to reinstall kernels after accidental deletion with a separate boot partition and an encrypted LVM volume?

My installation is a Ubuntu 12.04 64 bits (Classic "legacy" MBR - No EFI/UEFI here) with two partition : A separate boot partition An encrypted LUKS volume that contains the system Logical Volumes ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Problem removing swap partition

I have a SanDisk SSD U100 124GB. When I installed Ubuntu 14.04 I partitioned as: - 250mb boot; - 4gb swap; - the rest ext4. Some times later, I removed the swap partition in order to merge it ...
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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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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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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 ...