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How to move /boot partition to another location on disk safely

asked 2017-01-17 15:35:40 -0500

stephen44 gravatar image

I'm in a weird situation where I have 15GB of space unallocated on my drive that I would like to extend my Fedora partition into but the /boot partition is located between these two. It looks like this: my partitions

I also need to have Windows dual-booted, which is what the other partitions are for.

I have found some answers online, but they are mostly old and for slightly different situations, so I was hoping someone here could help me out with what to do so I don't mess up my boot.

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Thanks so much for your reply. I didn't really understand the basics of LVM or realize part of its appeal is being able to do things like that easily. For some reason I couldn't get Blivet to work how I wanted, but if anyone finds this post, the instructions I found at worked perfectly.

stephen44 gravatar imagestephen44 ( 2017-01-18 08:15:11 -0500 )edit

I'll convert my comment into an answer, since it was useful tip for you...

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2017-01-18 09:18:51 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-01-17 23:12:50 -0500

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updated 2017-01-17 23:13:56 -0500

You could add the space as a volume to a partition of your existing lvm2 without touching /boot.

GParted is pretty bad when it comes to LVM volumes - you may want to use Blivet (blivet-gui).

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