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Re: Understanding the two-year release cycle as a desktop user (and a Debian newcomer)

> Right. You can also use a CD based Linux such as finnix to shrink an
> existing LVM logical volume (LV), create a new LV for swap, and run
> mkswap to lay down a swap partition on it.

BTW, you don't need a separate CD or anything like that: you can use
your initrd for that same purpose.  I.e. at the Grub prompt, tell it to
boot with an argument like `break=local` (IIRC) and it should
(hopefully) drop you into a shell soon before mounting the root
file system.  You can then use `lvm lvresize`.


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