[linux-lvm] pvcreate problem on new IDE disk
Tracy R Reed
treed at ultraviolet.org
Sun Apr 20 17:43:06 UTC 2003
I just installed a new 120G IDE disk. My system currently has two 32G SCSI
disks. I intend to migrate the data off of the SCSI disks on to the IDE
My version info:
Linux home 2.4.19 #7 SMP Sat Apr 19 18:04:41 PDT 2003 i686 unknown unknown
home:~# pvcreate --version
LVM version: 1.95.10 (2002-05-31)
Library version: 0.96.04-ioctl-cvs (2002-08-14)
Driver version: 1.0.8
The drive is a 120G Maxtor IDE drive. I have a 1G partition (which I will
eventually reinstall the OS onto) and a ~120G partition which I want to
initialize as a physical volume, add it to a new volume group, create some
LV's, and then copy the data from my existing disks into it.
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdd1 1 4064 2048224+ 83 Linux
/dev/hdd2 4065 238216 118012608 8e Linux LVM
But when I do the pvcreate I get this error:
home:~# pvcreate /dev/hdd2
Failed to read existing physical volume '/dev/hdd2'
/dev/hdd2: Couldn't find device.
Failed to setup physical volume "/dev/hdd2"
Googling on "Failed to read existing physical volume" produces zero hits.
Nothing at all. Any ideas?
Tracy Reed http://www.ultraviolet.org
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