Re: Understanding the two-year release cycle as a desktop user (and a Debian newcomer)
On Thu, 27 Feb 2020 09:30:36 -0500
Stefan Monnier <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > 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`.
Bear in mind that LVM knows nothing of filesystems: before you shrink an
LVM logical volume you need to shrink the filesystem that lives on it,
and conversely if you enlarge the volume, you then need to enlarge the