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Re: [linux-lvm] LVM Partition Dependency



On Mon, Oct 30, 2000 at 12:02:01PM -0600, pbmonday imation com wrote:
> 
> 
> 
> >> I'm trying to construct an LVM solution with block devices that are not
> >> located in the partition table (becuase they are not a local fixed
> physical
> >> disk).
> >Sounds like NBD or friends.
> 
> Yes, I'm actually using ENBD, but, same difference.
> 
> >It is less a question of beeing local to the machine because there's NBD
> >support build in anyway.
> 
> This is interesting...when was this support added to the LVM?

It was already in before 0.8final.

> 
> I'm not having any luck with pvcreate tool shipped with SuSE 6.4 and
> 
> LVM 0.8final.

It should work in 6.4 with NBD and major 43.
Did you run a "pvcreate -d" to figure the reason out?

> I will upgrade my LVM tools, maybe that will do the trick.
> 
> >> Just curious on how far I would have to go to "trick" or "modify" the
> LVM
> >> to accept something other than a local hard drive partition.
> >As i mentioned above: NBD should work.
> I assume you mean NBD should work natively, without any of the changes
> I mentioned to pvcreate?

Exactly.

"pvcreate -d" will help us to analyze what's going on.

> 
> Thanks for your very quick response.
> 

You're welcome :-)

> 
> 
> Paul

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