Linux Mint 18 How-to Shrink/Resize a LVM Logical Volume with Swap Easy Guide

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

Linux Mint 18 How-to Shrink/Resize a LVM Logical Volume with Swap

The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Shrink/Resize a LVM/LVM2 Logical Volume to Free Up Space on Linux Mint 18 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 18 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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