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RE: [linux-lvm] Can't pvcreate second partition...



Yup, rebooting the server fixed it.  On the way home, it occured to me to
try that, but I've never had to boot a linux box after fdisking it.  Go
figure.  

Thanx,
Mike Diehl,
Network Monitoring Tool Devl.
284-3137
jdiehl sandia gov


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Glenn Shannon [mailto:glenn gecpalau com]
> Sent: May 04, 2001 5:14 PM
> To: linux-lvm sistina com
> Subject: Re: [linux-lvm] Can't pvcreate second partition...
> 
> 
> "Diehl, Jeffrey" wrote:
> 
> > Hi all.
> >
> > I'm new to LVM, but think I understad it, at least... <grin>
> >
> > Anyway, I'm trying to setup the first VG but can't seem to 
> build my PV's.
> > The transcript of what I did is at the bottom of this message.
> >
> > As you can see, I was able to do pvcreate on /dev/sdc2, but not on
> > /dev/sdc3.  These partitions are on a hardware raid5.
> >
> > Am I missing something?
> >
> > Thanx,
> > Mike Diehl,
> > Network Monitoring Tool Devl.
> > 284-3137
> > jdiehl sandia gov
> >
> > Script started on Fri May  4 07:33:56 2001
> > [root filmore /mnt]# fdisk /dev/sdc
> >
> > The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 30945.
> > There is nothing wrong with that, but this is larger than 1024,
> > and could in certain setups cause problems with:
> > 1) software that runs at boot time (e.g., LILO)
> > 2) booting and partitioning software from other OSs
> >    (e.g., DOS FDISK, OS/2 FDISK)
> >
> > Command (m for help): p
> >
> > Disk /dev/sdc: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 30945 cylinders
> > Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes
> >
> >    Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
> > /dev/sdc1             1     15472 124278808+  8e  Unknown
> > /dev/sdc2         15473     15476     32130   8e  Unknown
> > /dev/sdc3         15477     15480     32130   8e  Unknown
> > /dev/sdc4         15481     15484     32130   8e  Unknown
> >
> > Command (m for help): w
> > The partition table has been altered!
> >
> > Calling ioctl() to re-read partition table.
> > Re-read table failed with error 16: Device or resource busy.
> > Reboot your system to ensure the partition table is updated.
> >
> > WARNING: If you have created or modified any DOS 6.x
> > partitions, please see the fdisk manual page for additional
> > information.
> > Syncing disks.
> >
> > [root filmore /mnt]# pvcreate /dev/sdc2
> > pvcreate -- physical volume "/dev/sdc2" successfully created
> >
> > [root filmore /mnt]# pvcreate /dev/sdc3
> > pvcreate -- can't open physical volume "/dev/sdc3" to get its size
> >
> > pvcreate [-d|--debug] [-f[f]|--force [--force]] [-h|--help] 
> [-y|--yes]
> >         [-v|--verbose] [-V|--version] PhysicalVolume 
> [PhysicalVolume...]
> >
> > Script done on Fri May  4 07:34:33 2001
> >
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> 
> Can you try rebooting and trying the pvcreate again? I 
> suspect that it was
> because the partition table was unable to be updated.
> 
> Glenn
> 
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