Linux Mint 17 LTS How-to Shrink/Reduce/Resize a LVM Physical Volume with Swap Easy Guide

September 19th, 2014 by thelinuxevangelist

Shrink/Reduce/Resize LVM Physical Volume on Linux Mint 17 LTS

The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Reduce/Shrink/Resize a LVM/LVM2 Physical Volume to Free Up Space on Linux Mint 17 LTS i386/amd64 Mate/Cinnamon/Kde/Xfce Desktop.

And after to have Shrinked the LVM Logical Volume the Problem is to find Where is Located the Free Space into the Physical LVM Volume…

Linux Mint 17 LTS How-to Shrink/Reduce/Resize a LVM Physical Volume with Swap - Featured
  1. How-to Shrink the LVM Logical Volume on Mint:

    Mint Shrinking LVM Logical Volume
  2. Boot System with Ubuntu (Mint/Kubuntu/Lubuntu/Xubuntu) Live Media

  3. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Linux Mint 17 Shrink LVM with Swap - Open Terminal
  4. Install System-config-lvm GUI LVM Volume Manager

    sudo su && apt-get update
    apt-get install system-config-lvm
  5. Run System-config-lvm GUI LVM Volume Manager

    system-config-lvm
  6. Check the Free Space Location
    Select Physical View

    • If it is Located Between the Target Volume and the Swap Then You will Need to Execute All Steps
    • If it is External You can directly Resizing the LVM with GParted!

    How-to Shrink/Reduce/Resize a LVM Physical Volume on Linux Mint 17 LTS - System-config-lvm Physical View

  7. Removing the LVM Swap Volume

    How-to Shrink/Reduce/Resize a LVM Physical Volume on Linux Mint 17 LTS - System-config-lvm Removing Swap
    Take Note of the Name to Re-Create it Again Later!

  8. Install GParted on Ubuntu Based

    apt-get install gparted
  9. Run GParted

    Ctrl+Alt+t to Open a New Tab on Terminal

    gparted
  10. Shrinking the LVM Physical Volume with GParted

    Take Care of Leave enough Free Space to Re-Create the Swap LVM Volume Again Later!
    How-to Shrink/Reduce/Resize a LVM Physical Volume on Linux Mint 17 LTS - GParted Shrinking the LVM Physical Volume
    How-to Shrink/Reduce/Resize a LVM Physical Volume on Linux Mint 17 LTS - GParted Shrinking the LVM Physical Volume Apply
    How-to Shrink/Reduce/Resize a LVM Physical Volume on Linux Mint 17 LTS - GParted Shrinked LVM Physical Volume

  11. Go to System-config-lvm and ReLoad

    How-to Shrink/Reduce/Resize a LVM Physical Volume on Linux Mint 17 LTS - System-config-lvm Reloading

  12. Then ReCreate the LVM Swap Volume

    Put the Same Name as Before…
    How-to Shrink/Reduce/Resize a LVM Physical Volume on Linux Mint 17 LTS - System-config-lvm Recreate Swap LVM Volume 1
    On File System leave the default ‘None’
    How-to Shrink/Reduce/Resize a LVM Physical Volume on Linux Mint 17 LTS - System-config-lvm Recreate Swap LVM Volume 2

  13. For Security Bless again as Swap the New LVM Swap Volume

    lvmdiskscan
    mkswap /dev/my-vg/my-swap_1
    swapon /dev/my-vg/my-swap_1 && exit

    Then You Can Finally ReBoot into an Linux Mint LVM System with some FREE Space ;)

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