> On Thursday 12 April 2007, Ed Greshko wrote: >>Gene, >> >>> So I started a dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/hdd which cloned that 160GB drive >>> to >>> a 200GB drive. >> >>AFAIK, when you dd in that manner, you are cloning as you say. In that >> way, >>you are cloning everything. By everything I mean you are cloning the >> disk >>label, partition table, inodes and all bad bits. In effect, you've made >> a >>200GB drive into a 160GB drive. > > Rant mode on here Ed. > > Not permanently. I was able to use fdisk and add a 4th partition to > account > for the rest of the drive after I was done. That's why I asked the > question > about adding it to the LVM setup for real use, but no one has offered any > how > to on that, not yet anyway. I did not catch the beginning of this thread so I don't know if this is the information you want. I'm guessing that you have this new partition that you want added to your existing volume group. First you can go to: http://tldp.org/HOWTO/LVM-HOWTO/ Here are the steps as I see them: pvcreate /dev/hdd4 (?) vgextend my_volume_group /dev/hdd4 umount /dev/my_volume_group/my_logical_volume resize2fs /dev/my_volume_group/my_logical_volume mount /dev/my_volume_group/my_logical_volume /my_mount_point Hope that helps. -- This message has been scanned for viruses and dangerous content by MailScanner, and is believed to be clean.