Alfred von Campe wrote: > > I'd like to rename my existing volume groups and logical volumes (I > picked names a long time ago I no longer like :-). I recently > stumbled across the lvrename and vgrename commands, but when I tried > the former to rename the logical volume that my root partition > resides on, the system became unbootable. > > In addition to renaming the LV (and VG if I decide to to that as > well), what else needs to be changed? So far my list includes: > > o /etc/fstabb > o /boot/grub/grub.conf > o /dev/<vgname>/<lvnamex> > o /dev/mapper/<vgname-lvnamex> > > I was hoping the lvrename and/or vgrename would take care of these > details. Are there any scripts out there that take care of all the > details? If not, I may write one (once I have the recipe to get this > working, of course). Sure you can do all this from rescue mode off the first CD. Boot the cd type in 'linux rescue' and continue to the command prompt. At the command prompt: 1) make sure swap isn't using the swap lv - swapoff -a 2) unmount all lvs mounted - umount /mnt/sysimage/boot - umount /mnt/sysimage 3) mark all lvs as unavailable - lvchange -a n <vgname> 4) rename the volume group - vgrename <oldvgname> <newvgname> 5) rename the logical volumes - lvrename <vgname>\<oldlvname> <newlvname> 6) repeat #5 as necessary 7) re-activate all the lvs - lvchange -a y <vgname> 8) re-mount the root and boot lvs, - mount /dev/<vgname>/<rootlv> /mnt/sysimage - mount /dev/<vgname>/<bootlv> /mnt/sysimage/boot 9) chroot to the mounts with, 'chroot /mnt/sysimage /bin/bash' 10) edit /etc/fstab 11) edit /boot/grub/grub.conf That should do it. -Ross ______________________________________________________________________ This e-mail, and any attachments thereto, is intended only for use by the addressee(s) named herein and may contain legally privileged and/or confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this e-mail, and any attachments thereto, is strictly prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error, please immediately notify the sender and permanently delete the original and any copy or printout thereof.