How to Resize LVM Partition Inside an Extended Partition

Resizing a logical volume in Linux is not very difficult and can be achieved through very straightforward approach. Here are the usual steps.

But in this scenario you have the root filesystem as an LVM partition mounted under an extended partition not within a primary partition. You just have one primary partition which is mounted on boot and rest all space is part of that extended partition.

Sounds troublesome Let me show you how to resize LVM inside extended partition.

I am using a Linux installed in virtual machine in this tutorial.

Please keep in mind that you should be very careful while dealing with disk partitions. .

First shut down your VM and increase the disk size. Here I have increased the disk devsda size by 20 GB to around 40 GB. Then start your VM and go to the console.

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