[linux-lvm] Cannot unmount logical volume to reduce it

Dan White ygor at comcast.net
Tue Nov 8 18:00:51 UTC 2011

RHEL5.7 x86_64
I want to reduce the size of the logical volumes on a server.
The two giving me trouble are mounted on /var and /usr

I cannot unmount them to reduce them.  Even tried booting into a rescue disc.

Any suggestions ?

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