Upgrading Mandriva Linux 2010 to Mandriva Linux 2010 Spring

Upgrading Mandriva Free should involve the same steps as with the Mandriva One upgrade. In this case, however, a couple of issues arose. The first one is shown in the image below. Because I had installed the system using a custom LVM partitioning scheme and assigned just enough disk space to the logical volumes to get the system up and running, the /var logical volume, needed to be resized. The arrows indicate the unused pace left on /var, and the space needed for the upgrade to proceed. This is when one of the benefits of LVM comes in to play: The ability to resize a logical volume.

Related Post  Install Cinnamon 2.0 on Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy Salamandar"

Because ext4, the default file system on most Linux distributions, supports online resizing, the logical volume could be resized without first having to unmount it.
screenshot-01

System warns of insufficient space on a logical volume

This is just to show, from a shell terminal, how much space is available on all the partitions and logical volumes. Aside from having to resize /var, it looks like there is also going to be a problem with /boot, a non-LVM partition.

screenshot-02

Checking available space from a shell terminal

Resizing a logical volume can be done from a shell terminal by using one of the lv commands, or by using Mandriva’s graphical disk management tool. It is easy either way. For this tutorial, I have opted to show how /var was resized using the graphical disk management tool, which is accessible from the Local disks section of the Mandriva Control Center (MCC).

screenshot-03

Mandriva Control Center tools

all I needed to do here was find the local volume for /var, and clicked on the Resize button.

screenshot-04

Disk management utility

In this figure, the Maximum size indicates that I have more than 225 GB of free space available in the Volume Group. Since the system just told me that I need an additional 800 MB for /var, I resized it from 500 MB to 1500 MB. That should be more than enough. Ok.

screenshot-07

Resizing the /var logical volume

This shows that the resize was successful. Done and restarted the upgrade.

screenshot-09

Resizing of the /var logical volume completed


Related Post  How to install TwitteR, a Twitter client for R

Related Posts

7 Comments

  1. Pingback: Upgrading Mandriva Linux 2010 to Mandriva Linux 2010 Spring … | San Diego IT Support

  2. Pingback: Distro upgrade Mandriva 2010.0 « 0ddn1x: tricks with *nix

  3. Pingback: Linux News » Upgrading Mandriva Linux 2010 to Mandriva Linux 2010 Spring

  4. I upgraded Mandriva 2010 to 2010.1 Spring. Interesting thing that after upgrade i couldn’t open the other partition foulders and their files. I have to edit /etc/PolicyKit/PolicyKit.conf

    Now it works – i hope so.

    On the other hand, some previous problems were eliminated by upgrade.

  5. Pingback: Links 9/8/2010: $149 Android Tablet, Linux a Winner | Techrights

  6. Thank you for your post, I just want to upgrade my Mandriva.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code class="" title="" data-url=""> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> <pre class="" title="" data-url=""> <span class="" title="" data-url="">