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Re: [linux-lvm] LVM on a fake disk



Thank you! I did it this way and it worked perfectly!

Jordi

David Robinson wrote:
> Jordi Prats wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> How can I define voluem groups and logical volumes using a disk image
>> on a file that will be the root filesystem of another machine (not the
>> one that is defining them)?
> 
> The link below provides some details which may help. You can use losetup
> to associate a loop device with a regular file, then treat it as you
> would to a normal block device.
> 
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Docs/Fedora7VirtQuickStart#head-498c8bbe74fd334cf63a4f1f918be74c726238dd
> 
> 
> ie:
> 
> # create a sparse file to use as the block device in the guest
> dd if=/dev/zero of=disk1.img seek=8096 bs=1M count=0
> 
> # setup a loopback device
> losetup /dev/loop0 disk1.img
> 
> /dev/loop0 can now be used like a normal block device. If you partition
> the device thou it's slightly different - you need to use kpartx to make
> the partitions usable.
> 
> ie:
> 
> # create a partition table on the device (/boot cannot be on an LVM volume)
> fdisk /dev/loop0
> 
> # make the partitions visible (they will appear as /dev/mapper/loop0pX,
> where X is a partition number)
> kpartx -a /dev/loop0
> 
> # then you can use LVM on the devices
> pvcreate /dev/mapper/loop0p1
> 
> The LVM's point of view there is nothing special that needs to be done
> other than scanning for the volume groups (vgscan) and
> activating/deactivating them (vgchange -ay <vg>/ vgchange -an <vg>).
> 
> Dave
> 
> _______________________________________________
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> read the LVM HOW-TO at http://tldp.org/HOWTO/LVM-HOWTO/
> 
> 

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