Ebonweaver 23 Mar Each of these commands will need additional parameters, specifically device and filesystem information, that we can’t provide but you’ll need to know these, just use the –help option for each command to tell you how to use them specifically, plus you’ll probably end up using the pvdisplay , lvdisplay and mount commands to help fill out these parameters. Comment Link With Ubuntu Some do, some do not. DaveJ 11 Apr

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These tools and methods work on Redhat, but not on Ubuntu.

Is there any way you can help me on how to update this server. You’ll get a message about the kernel still using the old partition table, and to reboot to use the new table. Harlin Seritt Friday, December 7, at I thought it was an issue the command not working properly until I realized that the original volume wasn’t lvm at all. This will increase the “hardware” disk that your Virtual Machine can see.

There is also one more step to the above which is expanding ext or whatever filesystem you are using once you have resized the partition. CentOS Linux release 7. Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.


Some do, some do not. This can be checked with the command fdisk: Now type t to change the partition type. Thanks for sharing the knowledge. The next expected steps for Linux system are: If that does not work for you, you can try to use “partx” to rescan the device and add the new partitions.

Extend LVM partition on VMWare guest / ESX

I am new at linux and by reading your article I was able to resize my virtual system in minutes. Keep up the good work!

DOS Compatibility flag is not set. Invalid path for Logical Volume. It should be safe to just hint enter, as fdisk will give you a default value for the first and last cylinder and for this, it will use the newly added diskspace. First sector -default If you didn’t then this technique won’t work.

Increase A VMware Disk Size (VMDK) Formatted As Linux LVM without rebooting

Now choose ” p ” to create a new primary partition. Would you be able to give me an example of how you would expand a filesystems with and ovm LVM. Sky Monday, April 9, at The new table will be used at the next reboot or after you run partprobe 8 or kpartx 8 Syncing disks.


I’d have to ask how you were scanning since that usually picks up the new disk size to me. You can do this without a reboot. If you’re interested in just resizing your Linux LVM, please proceed to step 2. If recreated correctly nothing gets lost.

Thank you so much as i was having difficulty doing this. I for one will continue to use LVM. If you’ve already reached this limit, create an extended partition. Please type your wsx and try again. DOS – compatible mode is deprecated. Why have the extra layer ov LVM? I’m just a little hesitant to remove it since its part of the standard Red Hat install.

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