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    Resizing LVM encrypted partition for more space in /boot

    So I ran update manager (on 12.10),

    and it needs my boot partition to be a bit bigger (5 or 6 mb)... However my main partition is an LVM encrypted volume..

    Does anyone have any ideas how to resize the LVM volume and increase the boot partition?

    I found a few posts on it, but most are either super complex, from a few years ago, or both..

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    Andy
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    Re: Resizing LVM encrypted partition for more space in /boot

    I have the exact same problem. I found this post from about a year ago that says "If you used LVM, it was very easy," but doesn't tell how to do so.

    I'm also stumped.

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    Re: Resizing LVM encrypted partition for more space in /boot

    Bump...

    from what i found so far, this looks horrendously annoying to achieve.. you have to create a new boot partition, move boot files, delete the old, then start grub in recover mode, reinstall it..

    but as far as I can see GParted doesn't support encrypted disks, so its not safe to resize the partition, as it doesn't know what its moving.. So i got no room for a new boot...

    Any easier methods?
    "Those who make peaceful protest impossible make violent revolution inevitable"

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    Re: Resizing LVM encrypted partition for more space in /boot

    Found a solution to the update problem: (resize issue is still there, but not a concern now updates are working)

    follow this guide to remove old kernels:

    http://www.liberiangeek.net/2012/10/...-ubuntu-tweak/

    (is other ways using synaptic package manager if you don't like ubuntu tweak, just google "remove old kernels ubuntu")

    once that is done it clears space on /boot

    then run your update and the latest kernel should install
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