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Re: [linux-lvm] vgcreate not working



Laurentiu Simion(lsimion rogers com)@Sun, Mar 10, 2002 at 10:17:30AM -0500:
> What's the output of pvscan?
> 


[root box guest]# pvscan 
pvscan -- reading all physical volumes (this may take a while...)
pvscan -- inactive PV "/dev/ide/host2/bus1/target0/lun0/disc" is in no
VG  [28.63 GB]
pvscan -- inactive PV "/dev/ide/host2/bus0/target0/lun0/disc" is in no
VG  [28.63 GB]
pvscan -- total: 2 [57.26 GB] / in use: 0 [0] / in no VG: 2 [57.26 GB]


note: i've switched over from using partitions, to entire disks.

just tried using the long devfs names, as printed above and it works fine!
argggh.  thats me being dumb.


-vince
/me goes back to hiding in the corner.


> Laurentiu
> 
> On Sun, 2002-03-10 at 10:04, Vincent AE Scott wrote:
> > 
> > Hi there,
> > 
> > i have a problem with some newly partioned up disks, i've created two
> > LVM partions on two different disks.  upon executing the following
> > commands, vgcreate fails:
> > 
> > [root box guest]# pvcreate /dev/hde2
> > pvcreate -- physical volume "/dev/hde2" successfully created
> > 
> > [root box guest]# pvcreate /dev/hdg2
> > pvcreate -- physical volume "/dev/hdg2" successfully created
> > 
> > [root box guest]# vgcreate vg /dev/hde2 /dev/hdg2
> > vgcreate -- no valid physical volumes in command line
> > 
> > 
> > here's a snipit from the tail end of vgcreate -d:
> > 
> > <1> pv_read_all_pv -- calling stat with "/dev/loop/7"
> > <22> pv_read -- CALLED with /dev/loop/7
> > <333> pv_check_name -- CALLED with "/dev/loop/7"
> > <4444> lvm_check_chars -- CALLED with name: "/dev/loop/7"
> > <4444> lvm_check_chars -- LEAVING with ret: 0
> > <333> pv_check_name -- LEAVING with ret: 0
> > <22> pv_read -- going to read /dev/loop/7
> > <22> pv_read -- LEAVING with ret: -282
> > <1> pv_read_all_pv -- pv_read returned: -282
> > <1> pv_read_all_pv -- avoiding multiple entries in case of MD; np: 2
> > <1> pv_read_all_pv -- LEAVING with ret: 0
> > <1> pv_check_name -- CALLED with "/dev/hde2"
> > <22> lvm_check_chars -- CALLED with name: "/dev/hde2"
> > <22> lvm_check_chars -- LEAVING with ret: 0
> > <1> pv_check_name -- LEAVING with ret: 0
> > <1> pv_check_name -- CALLED with "/dev/hdg2"
> > <22> lvm_check_chars -- CALLED with name: "/dev/hdg2"
> > <22> lvm_check_chars -- LEAVING with ret: 0
> > <1> pv_check_name -- LEAVING with ret: 0
> > vgcreate -- no valid physical volumes in command line
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Now, the only thing i can think of, is this disk *used* to have an LVM
> > on it, (vg+lv) but i have since removed it from the disk, in favour of
> > this new attempt.  i cant see how it could possibly be a problem, but
> > maybe there's something lurking in the FS.
> > 
> > 
> > Does anyone have any dieas whats wrong?
> > im running lvm 1.0.3 on 2.4.18
> > 
> > 
> > 
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> >  C:\> File not found. Should I fake it? (Y/N) 
> > 
> > 
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