[fedora-virt] any possible conflict between host and guest "VolGroup00" VGs?

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Tue Apr 21 11:08:08 UTC 2009

On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 06:52:19AM -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>   i'm perusing the section on "Accessing data on guest disk images"
> here:
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Getting_started_with_virtualization#Accessing_data_on_guest_disk_images
> and noticed that, because i accepted the default volume group name for
> both host and guest, both of them have a volume group name of
> "VolGroup00", which confused me for just a few seconds until i
> realized what was going on.
> but other than being confusing, is there any potential clash that
> could result from having the same volume group name in both cases?

Oh yes:


Anyway, may I take this opportunity to pimp libguestfs, which solves
all of the above problems, and doesn't require you to be root:



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