[linux-lvm] physical volume smaller than partition?

Martin Gombac martin at isg.si
Tue Apr 18 15:12:21 UTC 2006

Hi there.

i just did pvcreate on this partition:
sda4	Primary	Linux LVM 	298067.70MB=291.08..GB (from cfdisk)

like this:
levinja ~ # pvcreate /dev/sda4
   Physical volume "/dev/sda4" successfully created

then i took a look at it's size:
levinja ~ # pvdisplay
   --- NEW Physical volume ---
   PV Name               /dev/sda4
   VG Name
   PV Size               277.60 GB
   Allocatable           NO
   PE Size (KByte)       0
   Total PE              0
   Free PE               0
   Allocated PE          0
   PV UUID               Sek0cg-xmPI-xQml-9JE1-19VQ-Ht8I-P4PSEk

and noticed 277.60 GB != 291.08..GB. So my question is where did the  
rest of disk space went to?

Thanx for reply.

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