Hi there, I have a harddisk which has LVM setup on it. Basically what I had was 1 Logical Volume that spanned the entire size of the disk.
What I wanted to do was reduce this logical volume to 31Gs (there was 28G of data on it) and then remove the rest of the unused PE to a place outside of LVM as a separate partition.
So what I did was use resize2fs to get the filesystem down to 30Gs, then I ran lvreduce and reduced the logical volume to 31Gs. I now want to take the remaining 40+Gs and partition it outside of LVM, but it doesn't appear that there is a way to do this?
vgreduce removes a PE that is not being used, however I only have 1 PE which spans the entire disk.
Is there any utility that will alow me to reduce the size of a PE? Like are we talking Partition Magic time here? If I used partition magic, and made sure to reduce the partition to someting > the size of the LV would everything work out fine?
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide,