basically allows you to span partitions over several disks/partitions as well as resize it.
it will take some practice to get used to it… nicely done video! Thanks Urban Pinguin 🙂
need more space 😀
under windows this is called „dynamic partitions“. They can be resized via compmgmt.msc gui.
apt-get install lvm2; # install needed software fdisk /dev/sdc; # create two new partitions sdc1 and sdc2 (you will have to do this twice) p (primary) (start cylinder as default just hit enter) +10G (each 10GByte in size) t (type will be...) 8e (lvm) w (write and quit) pvcreate /dev/sdc1 pvcreate /dev/sdc2 vgcreate vg1 /dev/sdc1 /dev/sdc2 lvcreate -L 1000M -n lvm vg1 mkfs.ext3 /dev/vg1/lvm -L "TestLVM" mkdir -p /mnt/vg1/lvm1 mount /dev/vg1/lvm /mnt/vg1/lvm1 cd /mnt/vg1/lvm1 # now lets fill up that space dd if=/dev/zero of=1GBybe.testfile bs=64M count=16 iflag=fullblock; # generate 1GByte test file that contains zeros (faster than random) # will abort with no space left on device - need more, more! :-D (it seems like some people (all?) can never be rich enough. :( (there should be a limit like 1 Billion USD the rest is automatically distributed to good causes - that are determined by popular vote) vgextend /dev/vg1 vgextend /dev/vg1/lvm lvextend -L 1G /dev/mapper/vg1-lvm lvextend -l +100%FREE /dev/mapper/vg1-lvm resize2fs -p /dev/mapper/vg1-lvm # pfanny enough - now we have turned 1GB partition into a 20GB partition # holy moly... wasn't that hard was it? :-D now repeat another 20 times and you will get the hang of it.