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Re: [linux-lvm] Logical Volume disappears



In case /dev/vgcd/ still exists, "rm -rf" it and retry.

On Thu, Feb 07, 2002 at 10:20:28AM -0800, Wolfe, Gordon W wrote:
> > I'm having a very strange problem.  Perhaps you guys can help me.
> >  
> > 
> > I needed to make a public repository for the contents of five CD's, so I
> > set up a Linux server using SuSE 2.2.16 on S/390 under z/VM.  For five
> > CD's, I figured two volumes ought to hold the contents.  An rpm query
> > shows lvm-0.8-157, which is what came with the SuSe distribution.
> > 
> > I added two 3390-3 full-pack volumes to Linux and did a dasdfmt on them.
> > I went into YAST and created a logical volume group "vgcd" and a logical
> > volume "lvcd" using these two volumes.
> > I did a mke2fs on the logical volume /dev/vgcd/lvcd
> > I was able to mount /dev/vgcd/lvcd as /mnt and was able to do a "df' and
> > see them and copy some files to them
> > 
> > So far, so good.  Everything looking just fine.
> > 
> > Now, the wierd part:
> > I manually umounted /dev/vgcd/lvcd, shut down and rebooted Linux.
> > After the reboot, the device /dev/vgcd/lvcd does not exist.
> > vgscan says "vgscan -- no volume groups found"
> > pvscan says "pvscan -- no valid physical volumes found"
> > vgck says "vgck -- no volume groups found"
> > pvdisplay /dev/vgcd/lvcd says "invalid physical volume name
> > "/dev/vgcd/lvcd"
> > ls /dev/lvcd says "No such file or directory"
> > If I go back into YAST to do it all over, it says I can't create volume
> > group "vgcd" because it already exists.  But it doesn't show up in the
> > list of volume groups.
> > 
> > 
> > Can any of you point me in the right direction to see what the problem is?
> > 
> > 
> "Never trust any computer you can lift."
> Gordon Wolfe, Ph.D. (425)865-5940
> VM Technical Services, The Boeing Company
> 
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