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Re: [linux-lvm] pvcreate error



On Fri, Jan 03, 2003 at 03:48:31PM -0800, richard turner wrote:
> i am trying to create a pv on an entire disk /dev/hdb with the following
> command:
> pvcreate -ff -y /dev/hdb
> 
> it returns the following error:
> pvcreate --device "/dev/hdb" has a partition table
> 
> fdisk, sfdisk and all other methods prove there is not a partition table
> on /dev/hdb
> 
> using lvm 1.0.1 with mandrake8.2 kernel 2.4.18-6
> 
> what is causing pvcreate to think i have a partition table on /dev/hdb?

The identifier at the end of the first sector.

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hdb bs=512 count=1

should make pvcreate happy ;)

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