[linux-lvm] pvmove didn't work - now system won't boot

Josef Whiter jwhiter at redhat.com
Fri Mar 10 15:52:42 UTC 2006


Yeah you'll want to reduce the size of your filesystem, though you might want to
back stuff up first (dd and such), just incase, since the last time i checked
(which admittedly has been a while) this feature would sometimes result in an
unusable filesystem.  Thank you,


On Fri, Mar 10, 2006 at 10:57:02AM -0500, Chad Rebuck wrote:
> I am confident someone else will read and reply someday so I'll keep posting :)
> I believe the source of my problem is that I reduced the size of my LV
> by 10G to make room for the PV I moved.  However, I did not reduce the
> filesystem by 10G so fsck is seeing the filesystem is too big for the
> LV.
> If I run 'e2fsadm -L-10G /dev/pv00/lv00' then maybe everything will
> work once again?
> This util wasn't available on my fedora 4 rescue CD but maybe I can
> find it on knoppix or another rescue disk.
> My file system is ext3.  Is this any problem with versions of e2fsadm
> I am likely to find on popular live or recovery CDs?
> Chad
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