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Old 12-28-2009, 03:02 AM   #1
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Can you shrink a LUKS-encrypted physical volume? (LVM2)

I have a 160GB harddrive with 2 partitions:
1. /dev/sda1 ext2 100MB (this is my /boot partition)
2. /dev/sda2 LVM2 Remaining space (this is my physical volume and is LUKS-encrypted)

There is 1 volume group, slackvg, and 3 logical volumes:
1. swap 2GB
2. root jfs 10GB
3. home jfs 50GB

I would like to shrink /dev/sda2 to make room for another regular partition, is this possible?



Looks like this is what I need.

Sorry, everyone, I really should have done some more googling before posting this. It was easy to find once I found the right words to search...

Last edited by piratesmack; 12-28-2009 at 03:24 AM. Reason: solved
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