How to resize partition that is inside "Linux LVM" partition in 13.10 Ubuntu? I transferred Ubuntu installation from 160GB to 500GB disk. I have successfully resized sda3 partition using Ubuntu LiveCd and GParted and now have no idea how to resize this "155 GB Block Device". Here is how it looks like.

Screenshot GParted and Disks

Thanks, Igor


GParted is useless for this. You'll need to either use an assortment of text-mode tools (such as resize2fs and lvresize) or another GUI front-end, such as kvpm or system-config-lvm. I believe that both are available in the Ubuntu repositories. This article I wrote a while back goes into a bit more detail, but stops short of being a step-by-step tutorial.

  • It was done with just a few clicks in kvpm. Thanks! – cuckovic Dec 22 '13 at 1:06
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    Note, kvpm is a kde-based tool. If you are on a gnome based system I think I would suggest using system-config-lvm. Additionally I find kvpm to be a bit cluttered and hard to read comparatively. – ThorSummoner Dec 1 '14 at 8:44
  • An update: GParted has begun adding LVM capabilities. It's now possible to resize physical volumes (partitions used by KVM), but AFAIK, it's still impossible to resize logical volumes with GParted. I don't know if the GParted developers plan to add support for resizing logical volumes in the future. – Rod Smith May 16 '17 at 13:42
  • @ThorSummoner: looks like system-config-lvm is no longer maintained. – Dan Dascalescu Dec 4 '19 at 2:13

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