How To Mount Lvm Partition In Linux

Linux administrators always find themselves working with disk partitions, one of which is LVM (Logical Volume Management). LVM is a tool for logical volume management which includes allocating disks, striping, mirroring and resizing logical volumes. In this article, we’ll guide you through the process of mounting an LVM partition in Linux.


To follow along, you will need:

  • A Linux system with root access.
  • An understanding of Linux terminal commands.
  • Some experience with Linux system administration.

Steps to Mount an LVM Partition in Linux

We will go through the detailed steps required to mount an LVM partition in Linux.

1. Identifying the LVM Partition

First, you need to identify the LVM partition. This can be done using the fdisk -l command. The output will list your LVM partitions.

2. Installing Required Packages

Before you can manipulate LVM partitions, make sure you have the necessary LVM tools installed. Install them using the command:

For Debian/Ubuntu distributions:

apt-get install lvm2

For RedHat/CentOS:

yum install lvm2

3. Scanning for LVM Volumes

Next, you need to scan for LVM volumes using the pvscan command as shown:


4. Activating the LVM Partition

To make the LVM partition available, activate it using the vgchange command:

vgchange -ay

5. Mounting the LVM Partition

The final step is mounting the LVM partition. Create a mount point and use the mount command to mount your LVM partition:

mkdir /mnt/mylvm
mount /dev/myvolume /mnt/mylvm


We have now learned about LVM and how to mount an LVM partition in Linux. Remember, always be careful when dealing with disk operations as any wrong operation might result in data loss. Always back up your important data before making any major changes.