Redhat resize a LVM partition

Posted in Unix on November 10th, 2011 by phoenixdigital

This is a bit fiddly but I was in the following situation.

I had a bootable 4GB USB drive running Oracle Unbreakable Linux installation. It was installed on an LVM parition on the USB drive.

Now it came time to move this to an 8G drive which was achieved with the command

dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb conv=notrunc

Where the original 4G drive was /dev/sda and the replacement 8G drive was /dev/sdb.

All good so far. Now however how do I extend the LVM parition to use this new space. Here is where some hoop jumping comes in.
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Creating, partitioning, formatting and mounting a new drive in Unix

Posted in Unix on February 9th, 2011 by phoenixdigital

When adding a new disk to a unix machine you need to follow a few simple steps to get it visible on the file system.

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Windows Enabler for deleting stubborn partitions

Posted in Windows on December 10th, 2010 by phoenixdigital

Sometimes Windows will not let you delete a partition due to it being of a unknown format or some other reason. This program will stop hiding the menus you want access to.

It has a million other uses but this was what I used it for

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