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I am on SLES10 and am trying to extend the size of /usr I did:

lvextend -L +5G /dev/vg00/vol03

which seemed to work. Now when I try to do:

resize2fs /dev/vg00/vol03 11G

I get:

an ... is mounted; can't resize a mounted filesystem

I also tried:

ext2online /dev/vg00/vol03 11G

which results in:

warning - device size 157...., specified 288.... error invalid argument: seeking to 11811155968

The host is an VMWARE SLES9 so I can't boot from CD and therefore can not unmount /usr

Please Help.

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Please spend a few more seconds formatting your question. The easier you make it for people to read and understand the question, the more likely it will be answered quickly. –  MikeyB Jul 9 '09 at 17:46
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Don't specify the size of the new partition when you run ext2online, just let it run and auto-detect.

You've probably specified a size that's slightly larger than the actual LV.

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Grab a linux boot CD like the Gparted live CD iso or the ubuntu desktop distro iso and resize your volume from there. You can mount the iso in the virtual cd-rom drive for your virtual machine.

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What happens with:

ext2online /dev/vg00/vol03
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I am such a noob - I followed this thread forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?t=29143 last post - and now I got lost 5 GB somewhere. I Resized /home from 10GB to 5GB and now I can not increase my /usr where could the 5 GB be??? –  macbert Jul 9 '09 at 18:18
    
tried again to reduce size of tmp now - did run ext2online /dev/vg00/vol04 now and again i get the same error as above: error : Ivalid argument: seeking to 6222... –  macbert Jul 9 '09 at 19:04
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