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Old 09-09-2007, 08:48 AM   #1
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How to partition a LVM2 filesystem?

I currently have FC5 installed and I'm going to install FC7 from the live cd. I was going to create a separate home partition using this tutorial so I could keep my personal stuff from being wiped out when I install FC7. But when I tried Gparted from the live Ubuntu CD apparantly gparted doesn't recognize the LV2 filesystem so I was thrown for a loop. I presently have the default Fedora partion of one boot partition(ext3) and a root and swap partition(LVM2).
Is there any other partition tool that will work with LVM2?
Or is there a way to make the root LVM2 partition ext3 type.

I've never partitioned a drive before. And I am lost when it comes to Logical Volume Management?

Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

Old 09-10-2007, 03:31 PM   #2
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Ok I found this link
and decided to give it a try. However, once I try to umount /mnt/sysimage
I get the message "Device or resource busy". I tried the umount -l option and even the fuser -km to /mnt/sysimage still same message.

This is frustrating. Instead of using rescue mode could I some how create a new LVM2 partition using a live cd that unmounts the root filesystem?

Any ideas.

Old 09-13-2007, 02:43 PM   #3
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For what you want to do, why bother? Fedora installations, if you tell it to do an "upgrade," will not change anything in your home directory except version-specific settings in a few hidden files.

If you're really worried, create a dump file of /home and copy it to a CD or DVD, but I've never had any problem upgrading, and I've gone from FC3->FC4->FC5->FC6->F7 over the last five years.

(Of course, having a good backup is, as always, a good thing to have.)


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