I have an older system that has Fedora Core with the 2.6 kernel. When it was installed the default file system was the LVM. I had a 40GB IDE hard drive and it has filled up now and I have a 300GB IDE hard drive to replace it with.
The problem is I'm not sure how to make this happen. I have Acronis True Image on a Windows system so I took the hard drive out and did a full image backup first, then I tried doing a clone operation from it, but it will not allow me to resize the LVM partition. It will keep the LVM partition at 38GB and the /boot partition it will increase from 100MB to like 260GB, which of course is not what I want to do.
After spending some time Googling I have not been able to find a step by step how to that explains how to do the whole thing.
From my understanding I should hook up both drives to the Linux computer and make sure BIOS sees both of them, switch to single user mode and format the new drive with 2 partitions, and then copy the old data from the original drive to the new drive.
The more I read the more confused I get. The majority of what I have seen talks about how to upgrade a hard drive without LVM or about changing LVM settings, without a new physical drive.
Can someone please point me in the right direction?
I would also be interested in if there is even a basic utility program I could use. I read somewhere that hdclone.com would work, but I tried the basic free one and it doesn't mention anything about supporting resizing of LVM partitions.
Thanks in advance
BTW: I have tried using the SystemRescueCd and the partimage program, however after reading the FAQ at http://www.partimage.org/Partimage-F..._hard_disk_.3F
I see that it does not support either resizing or going to a new unformated disk.