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Re: [linux-lvm] vgcreate -- no valid physical volumes in command line



On Sunday 08 September 2002 3:47 pm, Glenn Shannon wrote:
> Are you running DevFS by chance?

Yes - is that bad? :S

Daniel


>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-lvm-admin sistina com [mailto:linux-lvm-admin sistina com]
> On Behalf Of Daniel Gardner
> Sent: Sunday, September 08, 2002 7:34 AM
> To: linux-lvm sistina com
> Subject: [linux-lvm] vgcreate -- no valid physical volumes in command
> line
>
> Hi,
>
> I'm new to this whole LVM lark, and something isn't working right for
> me...
>
> I've got a partition, /dev/hda2, which I'm trying to put LVM stuff on.
>
> cfdisk says:
>
>             First    Last
>  # Type     Sector   Sector   Offset  Length   Filesystem Type (ID)
> -- ------- -------- --------- ------ --------- ----------------------
>  2 Primary  6249285 12466439       0  6217155  Linux LVM (8E)
>
> Then I do:
>
> root gentoo daniel # pvcreate /dev/hda2
> pvcreate -- physical volume "/dev/hda2" successfully created
>
> root gentoo daniel # pvdisplay /dev/hda2
> pvdisplay -- "/dev/hda2" is a new physical volume of 2.96 GB
>
> root gentoo daniel # pvscan
> pvscan -- reading all physical volumes (this may take a while...)
> pvscan -- inactive PV "/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part2" is in no
> VG
> [2.96 GB]
> pvscan -- total: 1 [2.96 GB] / in use: 0 [0] / in no VG: 1 [2.96 GB]
>
> All looking good... now here's the weird one:
>
> root gentoo daniel # vgcreate main /dev/hda2
> vgcreate -- no valid physical volumes in command line
>
> This is where I'm getting my baby steps from
> http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-lvm2.html?dwzone=l
> inux
>
> I was using stock kernel 2.4.18 and tools 1.0.5 to start with, but just
> tried
> 1.1-rc2 with the same results on both.
>
> I don't really know where to go further with this, don't know if it's
> just me
> being stupid or what. Anyone got any ideas? I'll provide any info that I
> need
> to - just let me know what's needed!
>
> Thanks awfully,
> Daniel
>
>
>
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