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Since you have LVM set up, just use that — you can either extend an existing LV (and the filesystem it hosts), or create a new LV. See lvextend(8) and lvcreate(8) for details.


As I knew, Linux can only create three kinds of partitions. they are primary, extended, and logical No, that's wrong. What you're describing here is PC old-style “MBR” partitions. This was the standard partition type on PC-type computers (and some others) since the 1980s but these days it's being replaced by GUID partitions. Logical vs primary partition is ...


I did it! I did it! I fixed it properly (I think). Here's the story: After some time the server turned out to be faulty and had to be scrapped. I kept disks and got everything else new. Then I reinstalled CentOS again on the SSD and then I attached the HDDs. LVM worked nicely, the disks were recognized, the configuration kept. But the same problem came up ...

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