[CentOS] Need resize a partition LVM2

Mon Dec 4 05:29:08 UTC 2006
John Newbigin <jnewbigin at ict.swin.edu.au>

Barry L. Kline wrote:

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> James Marcinek wrote:
>>Thanks for the reply but I'm still a bit confused... My filesystem
>>was ext3 not ext2. I realize that many of the ext2 filesystem
>>commands can be used with ext3 filesystems but they need to specify
>>that the file system is ext3... I believe I had tried several of
>>these commands but couldn't figure out how to specify that I wanted
>>to do it to ext3. Can this be done while the file system is mounted
>>(I have an AIX background which uses LVM and jfs which has been
>>possible for years)?
> Ignore the fact that the command is called "ext-2-online" and just use
> it with your ext3 filesystem.  It will work fine.  Also, you can easily
> do this while the system is mounted.  I did just that when composing my
> reply to ensure that I wasn't leading you astray.
For extra confusion, be aware that under CentOS-4, ext2online only works 
with ext3.  It will not work with ext2.

The tool requires kernel patches which are only present in the ext3 
filesystem, not ext2.


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John Newbigin
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Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies
Swinburne University of Technology
Melbourne, Australia