[linux-lvm] LVM tool limitation on using whole disk

James Hawtin oolon at ankh.org
Tue Apr 16 13:51:01 UTC 2002

On Tue, 16 Apr 2002, bo wrote:

> Is it still TRUE?
> I am going to make several MDs on several whole disks, and then combine them
> as a
> volume. How could I avoid this problem?
> Thanks,
> Bo

So wipe the partition table!

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/discs/disc1/disc bs=1024 count=10

That would do it... make sure you change the of= bit to be the right
device. Do it wrong and ... well thats your problem!


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