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Re: [linux-lvm] Re: RH8 install - LVM sizing problem



  I checked the /var/log/boot.log and vgscan was working fine during
bootup so I thought about it for a second and realized that these
commands must require being run as 'root'.  So I did a 'su -' and tried
both commands and they worked fine.  I didn't see any mention of this
in the man pages and the errors that were thrown were rather cryptic. 
My preference is that commands requiring certain user or authority
should either work completely or not work at all and provide the user
with a good hint as to why.

Regards,
Gerry Reno


--- grenoml <grenoml yahoo com> wrote:
> An update to the problem:
>   I finally reinstalled RH8 and made the following adjustments:
> -pulled / out of LVM and put in its own partition
> -increased both the size of / (5G) and /usr (15G)
> 
>   An 'everything' installation went fine this time with the only
> problem being it was trying to run kudzu on the first reboot and when
> it came up I had no mouse or keyboard so I rebooted and everything
> was
> fine after that and so I finished the Setup config and Linux went to
> the first login screen.  Once logged in I went to a terminal window
> and
> ran pvdisplay and vgscan and received the exact same response as
> after
> the first installation:
> 
> + /sbin/pvdisplay
> pvdisplay -- ERROR: "/etc/lvmtab" doesn't exist; please run vgscan
> 
> + /sbin/vgscan
> vgscan -- LVM driver/module not loaded?
> 
> So my question is what should I do to verify the state of LVM on the
> system?
> 
> Regards,
> Gerry Reno
> 
> 
> 
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