[linux-lvm] Problem creating logical volumes

Alasdair G Kergon agk at redhat.com
Sun Aug 15 20:54:00 UTC 2004

On Sat, Aug 14, 2004 at 09:08:52PM -0700, Stephen Nesbitt wrote:
> Configuration is Fedora Core 2. When trying to create a logical volume I get a 
> message of the form :
>   device-mapper ioctl cmd 9 failed: Invalid argument
>   Couldn't load device 'vg01-jukebox''.
>   Failed to activate new LV.
> I have seen a couple of posts asking for help regarding this problem
> but no solutions. Anyone?

I'd better improve that error message to suggest people look at the 
logs for more information:-)
The most common cause is people trying to use snapshots or mirrors (pvmove)
while running a kernel that doesn't support them: fix is to upgrade.
(Newer code already detects those cases and gives more specific messages.)

agk at redhat.com

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