Linux gparted not resizing

Issue/Question

  • gparted isn't resizing my partition in linux.

Environment

  • Linux

Cause/Explanation

This can happen for many reasons. One of these reasons could be an lvm partition blocking the resizing. Some people have lvm partitions which can cause trouble if there are multiple lvm partitions on the same partition. 

Resolution

  1. Use: sudo lvremove <path to logical volume>
    1. You can find this path with: lvdisplay
    2. The logical volume you will want to remove is most likely a swap volume
  2. if it won't remove you will need to unmount the volume with: umount <path to volume> 
  3. You should now be able to resize the partition via gparted

For assistance, contact the IS Service Desk.

Details

Article ID: 86779
Created
Thu 9/12/19 3:27 PM
Modified
Mon 7/27/20 9:50 AM