Linux Mint 17 How to Shrink/Resize a LVM Logical Volume with Swap Easy Guide

September 19, 2014 | By thelinuxevangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Linux Mint 17 How to Shrink/Resize a LVM Logical Volume with Swap

You are Welcome! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Shrink/Resize a LVM/LVM2 Logical Volume to Free Up Space on Linux Mint 17 LTS Mate/Cinnamon/Kde/Xfce 32/64-bit Desktop.

Most noteworthy: after to have Shrinked the LVM Logical Volume to FREE up Space You will Need also to Reduce the Physical LVM Volume!

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  1. Boot System with Mint or Ubuntu Based Live Media

    How to Create a Live Ubuntu Media

    Getting and Burning Ubuntu
  2. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Linux Mint 17 How to Shrink/Resize a LVM Logical Volume with Swap - Open Terminal
  3. Find the LVM Volume Name to Shrink

    sudo su && lvmdiskscan

    It will be of the Form: /dev/my-vg/my-lv
    And if it’s the Root Volume it should Contains the ‘root’ Keyword…

  4. Shrinking/Reducing a LVM Volume on Linux Mint

    Specifing the Final Size:

    lvreduce --resizefs --size 100G /dev/my-vg/my-lv

    or Specifing the Amount to Take Off:

    lvreduce --resizefs --size -50G /dev/my-vg/my-lv

    The ‘–resizefs‘ Flag is Fundamental in Succeeding because First as needed it will Resize the File System.

  5. How to Shrink the LVM Physical Volume to Free Up Space

    Mint Shrinking LVM Physical Volume

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