I set the disk size of my
root drive too low, and need to expand it. Default install of
Ubuntu 16lts server.
I've searched and the answers/solutions found do not address the issue. (the problems appear identical, but the steps didn't work or the options were not available on my system).
- no How do I resize root partition?
- no https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowtoPartition/ResizingPartition
- no https://superuser.com/questions/917988/gparted-cannot-resize-extended-or-lvm-partition
- I wasn't able to make any progress with several other answers lvm (
lvchangemanually, as well as
system-config-lvm) from inside a separate booted ubuntu box.
I'm booting a gparted live-cd (latest/just downloaed), but i also tried this by plugging the disk into a different ubuntu system (another VM). As you can see in the gparted screenshot below, i have
- booted a liveCD (gparted)
- one disk (
sda) incidentally, it's a VDI in Virtualbox. I have already enlarged the disk (as shown in the 'unallocated space`
- of interest is
/dev/sda5lvm volume which is contained in
- From the gparted live iso, I can right-click
deactivate. Also, the
lvdisplayoutput below is AFTER this deactivate.
- however this doesn't remove the Lock (but does think for some time while, and re-scans the disk)
- and resize remains greyed out on
- lvdisplay doesn't seem to show a change
- from the command line, run
- does seem to change the available status on /dev/sda5
- but closing/re-opening gparted still shows locked