I have installed LVM on a free partition I had and did the following to create home directories on the Volume group:

sudo pvcreate /dev/sda3
sudo vgcreate home /dev/sda3
sudo lvcreate -L 100G -n bwaters home
sudo mkfs.ext4 -L bwaters /dev/home/bwaters
sudo useradd bwaters
sudo passwd bwaters
sudo mkdir /home/bwaters
sudo vi /etc/fstab

At this point, I add the below line to the bottom of the /etc/fstab file:

/dev/mapper/bwaters /home/bwaters ext4 defaults 0 0

Then I finished by mounting with

sudo mount -a
sudo cp -RT /etc/skel /home/bwaters
sudo chown -Rf bwaters:bwaters /home/bwaters

When I reboot, I get brought in to maintenance mode. Any errors you can see here?

  • Usually the volume group name features in the path under /dev/mapper ... I'd be curious to see the output of sudo mount -a above and the results under df -m ... :) – tink Aug 13 at 17:00
  • Can't have been that important ... :) – tink Aug 15 at 5:36
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    @tink I have resolved the issue. The partition I was using was an extended partition. Altered it to be Linux LVM partition and it worked fine. – Brian Waters Aug 16 at 9:18

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