Linux Mint 17 Shrink LVM with Swap Easy Guide

March 15, 2018 | By thelinuxevangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Linux Mint 17 Shrink LVM with Swap

The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Shrink LVM/LVM2 on Linux Mint 17 LTS 32/64-bit Mate/Cinnamon/Kde/Xfce Desktop.

And to Shrink LVM Linux Mint 17 Volume we have to Make Use of the system-config-lvm Software Tool.

Especially relevant: 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 Shrink LVM with Swap - Featured
  1. How-to Shrink the LVM Logical Volume on Mint:

    Mint Shrinking LVM Logical Volume
  2. Boot System with Mint or Ubuntu Based Live Media

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

    Linux Mint 17 Shrink LVM with Swap - Open Terminal
  4. And Install System-config-lvm GUI LVM Volume Manager
    Login as SuperUser to shorter the commands:

    apt update

    Then install the Required Tool:

    apt install system-config-lvm
  5. Then Run System-config-lvm GUI LVM Volume Manager

    system-config-lvm
  6. Again 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!

    Linux Mint 17 Shrink LVM with Swap - System-config-lvm Physical View

  7. Removing the LVM Swap Volume

    Linux Mint 17 Shrink LVM with Swap - 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!
    Linux Mint 17 Shrink LVM with Swap - GParted Shrinking the LVM Physical Volume
    Linux Mint 17 Shrink LVM with Swap - GParted Shrinking the LVM Physical Volume Apply
    Linux Mint 17 Shrink LVM with Swap - GParted Shrinked LVM Physical Volume

  11. Go to System-config-lvm and ReLoad

    Linux Mint 17 Shrink LVM with Swap - System-config-lvm Reloading

  12. Then ReCreate the LVM Swap Volume

    Put the Same Name as Before…
    Linux Mint 17 Shrink LVM with Swap - System-config-lvm Recreate Swap LVM Volume 1
    On File System leave the default ‘None’
    Linux Mint 17 Shrink LVM with Swap - 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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