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    Re: Partitioning Question

    So, do you want to stick with LVM and install the new OS as LVM?
    If it can be done I don't really mind as long as I can get both OS's to dual boot. The other OS I'm trying to install is https://antergos.com/try-it/ not sure how it will play with fedora

    I have plenty of space for the new OS as well


    If you don't want LVM, then you do have to resize Fedora and the partition itself
    This might be a better option do to the fact I don't really work with LVM
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    Re: Partitioning Question

    Quote Originally Posted by RobGoss View Post
    If it can be done I don't really mind as long as I can get both OS's to dual boot. The other OS I'm trying to install is https://antergos.com/try-it/ not sure how it will play with fedora
    If I may make a personal suggestion...if you do install antergos let it handle grub. Have a look here: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=97121 and Here: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=141409 for some tips.
    And I have no personal experience with LVM so i also don't know how that will play out.
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    Re: Partitioning Question

    I tried using Gparted but I'm unable to make any unallocated space what I'm I doing wrong?
    Is Fedora on a logical partition inside an extended partition? That's a common setup for whole disk install. In that case, you need to unmount two partitions, the logical (Fedora LVM) and the extended partition.

    I am not acquainted with antergos, so can't say if it would install to an LVM volume you prepare for it on that LVM partition you have. I see the distro has a forum, maybe you could ask there. Or you may want to go ahead and try and see.

    I could not duplicate your resize problem. My LVM partitions are on GPT partitioning, and nothing was greyed out or disallowed when trying to resize with gparted. Although I did not actually do it, I believe I could have. In my somewhat limited LVM experience, I never needed to resize an LVM physical partition, so there may be risks to the data involved when shrinking it. May be best to back up any important data first if you do try it.
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    Re: Partitioning Question

    I do not see any extended partition in Fedora, as far as shrinking the Fedora partition I don't see any option to do that

    When I try to install the new OS there's a few options but I'm not familiar with then so I'm uncertain how to proceed
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    Re: Partitioning Question

    You cannot look at partitions with gparted or standard partition tools.
    LVM has /boot and main LVM which normally is rest of drive. IF UEFI then it also has an ESP - efi system partition.
    So you probably do not have a logical partition since with BIOS/MBR it only uses two physical partitions. Then all the rest of the partitions you want are inside the lvm.

    Some that multiple boot do not install using LVM for those systems that default to LVM type partitioning.

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    Re: Partitioning Question

    Hi Oldfred, thanks so much for the info

    So are you saying the dual for LVM is not possible or just very difficult to setup?

    When I look at the LVM partition there's not really much there, I don't see any swap or anything
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    Re: Partitioning Question

    The LVM install into an existing LVM physical partition is not difficult. That's how I did mine. The pre-install setup amounts to two terminal commands. If you would care to post the output of

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    sudo vgdisplay
    run from Fedora, we get the necessary specific information. Then those commands can be formulated.

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    Re: Partitioning Question

    Thanks Dennis N, I'll post the output for that command as soon as I'm at my desktop

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    Re: Partitioning Question

    Here goes the results from running that command:

    sudo vgdisplay

    Code:
     --- Volume group ---
      VG Name               fedora
      System ID             
      Format                lvm2
      Metadata Areas        1
      Metadata Sequence No  4
      VG Access             read/write
      VG Status             resizable
      MAX LV                0
      Cur LV                3
      Open LV               0
      Max PV                0
      Cur PV                1
      Act PV                1
      VG Size               <297.09 GiB
      PE Size               4.00 MiB
      Total PE              76054
      Alloc PE / Size       76054 / <297.09 GiB
      Free  PE / Size       0 / 0   
      VG UUID               ZCsQDi-u5Yz-BWzk-FwIb-wpfa-l1ol-7xhZuc

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    Re: Partitioning Question

    Making progress! We now know the name of the volume group (vg): fedora
    We also know:
    The size of the vg is about 300 gB
    The vg occupies all of the partition, since free space is 0.

    All that is not surprising.

    Almost done. Next to find out how much space Fedora has been allocated within the vg, please run sudo lvs and post the result.

    In the meantime, here is a guide for Ubuntu that explains some LVM basics. I used it when I was learning about this topic. It all applies to other distros too. You might want to look it over, since your existing Fedora is LVM. The information might come in handy.

    http://www.tutonics.com/2012/11/ubun...de-part-1.html

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