[olug] Ubuntu home to RAID0
obiwan at jedi.com
Tue Jul 13 22:54:47 UTC 2010
Running Ubuntu 10.04 32-bit desktop.
OK, I've run out of space on my 1.0TB /home filesystem (separate drive).
I have another 1.5TB drive available, and I want to use 1.0TB of that
along with my old 1.0TB drive to create a striped (RAID0) 2TB partition
as the new /home. I do NOT want to reinstall anything over my current
root drive. The data on my old /home filesystem is already backed up
and therefore expendable. I want the leftover 500GB on the second drive
to be available for some other purpose.
The catch is that I've seen the text-based commands for setting up LVM,
and it's enough to convince me that I *really* want to use a GUI utility
to handle the LVM setup for me. Can I do that as root while wiping my
/home filesystem? Can I do it while booted off my main root drive, or
must I boot off a live CD?
I need to do this ASAP. Any pointers are appreciated.
Ben "Obi-Wan" Hollingsworth obiwan at jedi.com
The stuff of earth competes for the allegiance I owe only to the
Giver of all good things, so if I stand, let me stand on the
promise that You will pull me through. -- Rich Mullins
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