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Old 08-30-2012, 10:01 PM   #1
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How - expand volume to unallocated space?

I have just upgraded a 40GB HDD to 80GB, and installed a saved image of my FC17 Desktop (through Clonezilla). But now, Fedora does not recognize the remaining unallocated space of the new HDD, but only what was saved in the Clonezilla image. I can see the unallocated space in Windows Acronis Disk Director 11 Home, but it only can convert it to ext3 volume. My Fedora volume group is all ext4 (maybe due to x64 bit installation).

Is there somehow I can recover the remaining unallocated space into my Fedora volume group? LVM (Manager) doesn't even recognize the unallocated space, which is strange, as I have seen unallocated space in LVM in the past (with previous HDD) and could recover.
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OK. So, I reinstalled Fedora 17 (x64) and added a physical partition in the free space, then re-ran Clonezilla, only restoring the parts saved instead of the whole device. Apparently, this left the free partition, and I am able to mount it, but still do not see in LVM Manager. This is the mounted partition:
/dev/sdb4                       38G  3.9G   32G  11% /run/media/barry/eea81d44-7f01-4c2d-b
Is there anyway to add this partition to my volume group?
Old 08-30-2012, 11:45 PM   #3
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have you tried gparted? you'll have to use a live cd/usb image available here as re-sizing an actively mounted partition won't work.
Old 08-31-2012, 07:54 PM   #4
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Yes, thanks. Had to use command line, though, to create a volume group for the new partition (of unallocated space), and then use vgextend command to extend my volume group to the new one.


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