FedoraForum.org - Fedora Support Forums and Community
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    163

    Shrink volume group?

    I wanted to try some other linux flavors. I have a hard drive with FC3 on it. By default it has the LVM has given the logical volume 001 pretty much all of the disk space. I understand how to create partitions for boot and swap, etc, but I don't know how to shrink down this lv to give me free space on the drive. Should I be attempting to install the other distro WITHIN that volume? Probably not.

    I've searched and I see info on increasing the size of volumes but not decreasing. The posts refer to lvm tools, but I have no idea where those might be. Any ideas how to shrink it down, say to 100 gig and leave me 20 or so to play with as I like?

  2. #2
    bob's Avatar
    bob is online now Administrator (yeah, back again)
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Colton, NY; Junction of Heaven & Earth (also Routes 56 & 68).
    Age
    72
    Posts
    23,389
    If you try to shrink your FC3 partition, the chances are excellent that you will lose data and have any number of problems. I'd strongly recommend that you backup your critical data and repartition your whole HD, leaving enough free space for future partitions, then reinstall FC3.
    Linux & Beer - That TOTALLY Computes!
    Registered Linux User #362651


    Don't use any of my solutions on working computers or near small children.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Northants, UK
    Posts
    2,026
    Shrinking a filesystem just sounds like it will leave you with scrambled egg.

    Why not dig out an ancient 2G hard drive or whatever you have lying around from The Cupboard That Time Forgot and install on to that. I really do think multiboot partitions are the work of the Devil, install one OS per HDD is the safest way.
    Freelance RedHat Certified Engineer

Similar Threads

  1. How to shrink your LVM root volume using rescue mode
    By markkuk in forum Guides & Solutions (Not For Questions)
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 3rd October 2009, 06:58 PM
  2. LiveCD Volume to Shrink Error
    By khskinsfan in forum Installation, Upgrades and Live Media
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 20th June 2009, 07:22 PM
  3. Adding a new encrypted volume to existing volume group
    By eifij in forum Guides & Solutions (Not For Questions)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 8th March 2009, 12:14 PM
  4. Can't find physical volume or volume group at boot
    By vifa84 in forum Using Fedora
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 4th February 2007, 06:10 PM
  5. Is it possible to shrink a Logical Volume?
    By ajwynn in forum Using Fedora
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 7th May 2005, 03:11 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •