im using vmware on my ubuntu server, initial setup was 10GB disk utilization, increased it to 15GB using
lvextend and added another 5GB for a total of 20GB.
below displays my
Disk /dev/sda: 21.5 GB, 21474836480 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 2610 cylinders, total 41943040 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifier: 0x0002948a Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 2048 499711 248832 83 Linux /dev/sda2 501758 20969471 10233857 5 Extended /dev/sda3 499712 501757 1023 83 Linux /dev/sda4 20969472 31457279 5243904 8e Linux LVM /dev/sda5 501760 20969471 10233856 8e Linux LVM
/dev/sda4 is actually an extension of my /dev/sda5
root@media:~# pvscan PV /dev/sda5 VG media lvm2 [9.76 GiB / 0 free] PV /dev/sda4 VG media lvm2 [5.00 GiB / 0 free] Total: 2 [14.76 GiB] / in use: 2 [14.76 GiB] / in no VG: 0 [0 ]
i still have unallocated disk somewhere in my /dev/sda as stated above and i want to use it.
but when i create a new partition in my
fdisk /dev/sda to get the additional 5GB, i get this
1023 blocks instead.
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda3 499712 501757 1023 83 Linux
by ignoring above, and creating another partition on my /dev/sda this shows..
All primary partitions are in use Adding logical partition 6 No free sectors available
i cant seem to create another partition without this
/dev/sda3 499712 501757 1023 83 Linux
happening. can someone assist what im doing wrong?
basically, what i had in mind is to gradually increase the partition size of my server. from 10 + 5 + 5 + so on...
windows was able to extend unallocated space without any problems and rebooting. im very new to linux and i hope someone would help me understand whats happening in my issue.
root@media:~# pvs PV VG Fmt Attr PSize PFree /dev/sda4 media lvm2 a- 5.00g 0 /dev/sda5 media lvm2 a- 9.76g 0 root@media:~# lvs LV VG Attr LSize Origin Snap% Move Log Copy% Convert root media -wi-ao 13.76g swap_1 media -wi-ao 1.00g root@media:~# vgs VG #PV #LV #SN Attr VSize VFree media 2 2 0 wz--n- 14.76g 0