Few weeks back I installed Linux as a virtual machine on my Windows 7 system, but I didn't give much thought to (or miscalculated) the size of various partitions and even worse I'm not using
lvm. Today I tried to installed Qt 5.0 SDK which required around 500 MB of space in
/tmp which I didn't have, but other partitions had quite a bit of space. The partition scheme is:
/boot 60M ext4
/ 6.5G ext4
swap 512M ext4
/tmp 512M ext4
/var 1G ext4
/home 5G ext4
I booted from an Ubuntu live cd and used
gparted to get resize the
/tmp partition, problem solved! But here I can see the benefit of using 'lvm'.
I want to create a new system which uses
lvm. But instead of making a fresh install I think we can transfer my current system to a new hard disk.
I added another 100 GB virtual hard disk to this virtual machine, created a 256 MB /boot primary partition and the rest of the space for a
lvm partition. Now I have the various partitions (except /boot) on logical volumes (following UbuntuDesktopLVM). Now comes the hard part, how do I move the system to this new disk properly?
Current configuration: Linux Mint 13 32 bit on Windows 7 32 bit using VirtualBox 4.2.