[linux-lvm] Unable to create a physical volume on a whole disk

Jan H. van Gils JanVG at Knoware.NL
Sat Apr 5 15:30:01 UTC 2003

>Jan H. van Gils wrote:
>> 	Hi,
>> Thanks for reading this message.
>> The following is the case, I would like to create a pv on a 
>whole disk 
>> but pvcreate gives me the message that there is a "partition 
>table" on 
>> the disk.
>> I removed the partition table with "dd if=/dev/zero 
>of=/dev/hdb bs=512 
>> count=1" The fdisk command shows me that there is no partion 
>table but 
>> pvcreate tells me
>> different.

Luca Berra wrote :

>check if kernel has seen a partition during boot (cat 
>/proc/partition) in this case you either have to issue
>blockdev --rereadpt /dev/hdb
>or reboot

Luca, I alleady tried a reboot and that didn't solve the problem.

Any other suggestions ?


With regards Jan H. van Gils
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Internet e-mail address JanVG at Knoware.NL

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