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troubleshooting Question

adding physical disks in centos 5.3 (LVM)

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I have installed a centos box on a SCSI 18GB.

I also attached another 2 SCSI 36GB and 72GB, and would like to add them into the / partition, such that the partition will span the entire 3 disks, AND I don't want to re-install the OS neither nor doing "mount /home /dev/sdb2", etc etc etc.

I utilized pvcreate, pvscan, vgextend, and lvextend.
However, when using "df -h", root partition still stayed at 15.GB rather than (15+33+68) GB.

Am missing anything?

many thanks!
please see the code section below for my progress

// Fisrt, I do pvcreate on /dev/sdb1 and /dev/sdc1
// /dev/sda has already been installed with Centos 5.3
# pvcreate /dev/sdb1
# pvcreate /dev/sdc1

//Then, I do  this
# vgextend VolGroup00 /dev/sdb1
# lvextend -L+33G /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
# vgextend VolGroup00 /dev/sdc1
# lvextend -L+68G /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00

//My pvscan will reveal something like this:

# pvscan
  PV /dev/sda2   VG VolGroup00   lvm2 [16.75 GB / 0    free]
  PV /dev/sdb1   VG VolGroup00   lvm2 [33.91 GB / 33.75 GB free]
  PV /dev/sdc1   VG VolGroup00   lvm2 [68.34 GB / 68.34 GB free]
  Total: 3 [119.00 GB] / in use: 3 [119.00 GB] / in no VG: 0 [0   ]

//But, my df -h reveals that the size has not been updated at all
df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
                       15G  2.9G   11G  21% /
/dev/sda1              99M   12M   82M  13% /boot
tmpfs                 506M     0  506M   0% /dev/shm
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