nice to be here. I just registered, because I have a problem with Fedora 10 which I started checking out some month ago and now I am running into problems when trying to increase the size of the lvm-partition created by the standard installation process.
My first problem was that I wasn't able to find documentation on lvm appropriate for a beginner. So I tried to get it goining with very basic documentation like the man-pages etc. I thought assigning more space to an installation you start to use a little more must be quite a common thing, but I wasn't able to find any nice newbie-walkthrough.
What I did: I cloned the standard (virtual Box VM-) installation to a bigger virtual hard drive (8,84G extra) and booted a debian live-CD with lvm2.
My problem: "lvresize -l +8G /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00" gave me something like "no free space"
So I did an: "pvresize --setphysicalvolumesizesize +8,84G /dev/sda2" wich gave me 8.94GB displayed by "pvs" as free space.
Now I get a new error when retrying to execute lvresize:
Roundig up size to full physical extend 8,84 GB
device mapper: reload ioctl failed: Invalid argument
Failed to suspend LogVol00
I wasn't really surprised that it didn't work as I was merely guessing. The documentation I found was very brief and you hat to guess the full syntax of most arguments.
Can anyone provide some help or maybe a link to some more newbie-friendly documentation?