[linux-lvm] pvcreate problems - can't find partition

Ben Holness ben at bens-house.org.uk
Mon Dec 24 04:43:02 UTC 2001

>> [root at firewall root]# pvcreate -v /dev/hda4
>> pvcreate -- locking logical volume manager
>> pvcreate -- checking physical volume name "/dev/hda4"
>> pvcreate -- getting physical volume size
>> pvcreate -- device "/dev/hda4" doesn't exist

> oh yeah,
> there is a problem in lvm when devfs is enabled
> it only sees devices with long devfs name
> try using:
> pvcreate -v /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part4

Worked like a charm!

Many thanks,


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