[CentOS] [External] /boot partition too small

Thu Oct 12 08:24:00 UTC 2017
Sorin Srbu <Sorin.Srbu at orgfarm.uu.se>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: CentOS [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Toralf Lund
> Sent: den 12 oktober 2017 10:15
> To: CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org>
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] [External] /boot partition too small
> >> Since a lot of people seem to say none of the above can be done, I'm
> >> starting to feel slightly unsure, but I though gparted could extend,
> >> shrink and move partitions while preserving data.
> >
> > You would be asking gparted to:
> >     1. Reach inside an LVM PV and shrink one filesystem and its LV,
> >     2. Rearrange the extents inside the PV to make free space at the 
> > beginning,
> >     3. Move the start of the PV and adjust all of the starting offsets for 
> > the LVs,
> >     4. Finally, enlarge partition 1 into the freed-up space.
> >
> > Even if gparted was willing to attempt that, there is no way I would
> > trust it to do it correctly.
> Quite. I'd never try this without a backup, of course. In fact, I've
> only ever used gparted in situations where I had a system dump already.
> Still, it could save you from a bit of work, as in, if it does succeed,
> you won't have to do a full recovery.  Also, I'm not really sure about
> the state of the LVM support, now that you mention it. (But there is
> supposed to be *something* in that area.)

Supposedly the below tool should be able to handle LVM volumes, and is 
bootable from CD. It costs though.


Maybe helps a bit?