[linux-lvm] problem when creating a volumegroup on an external drive
jlblom at neuroweave.nl
Sat May 13 08:19:10 UTC 2006
Ming Zhang wrote:
>On Sat, 2006-05-13 at 00:25 +0200, Joep Blom wrote:
>>Klaus Strebel wrote:
>>>well, what Patrick meant is, that your system (forget that USB drive in
>>>this moment) already has a VG called VolGroup00 on your internal disk.
>>>The modern FC distros use it as default (i think, i'm using SuSE ;-) ).
>>>Before messing up more using fdisk, just provide us with the output of a
>>>vgdisplay -a ;-) get an impression of the 'disaster' :-).
>>>Btw. the volume group your wanted to create has the name VG0, not
>>>VolGroup00 ;-) ..
>>Klaus & Pattrick,
>>I'm sorry I asked the wrong question (stupid me!). I interpreted the
>>output of vgcreate wrongly. Yes, Klaus, the VolGroup00 was automatically
>>created by FC when I did an upgrade.
>>The correct question is that VG01 (the name I gave it) occupies 232.88
>>Gb although I had asked for 250 Gb. Where are the 17.2 GB and can I add
>when u buy the disk, vendor count it as 250GB or 250 * 1000 * 1000 *
>when LVM count it, it is 250 * 1000 * 1000 * 1000 / 1024 / 1024/ 1024 =
>check online, many discussion about this 1024 and 1000 issue.
>>them to VG01.
>>When I look with fdisk it says that no information is available for
>>/dev/sda1 and "invalid flag 0x0000 of partition table 4 will be
>>corrected by w(rite)".
>>I assume that all problems have arisen due to the fact that I did a
>>pvcreate on a disk which has a W95 FAT32 partition ( of 250 Gb).
>>I assume the best way is to delete the partition completely and create a
>>new partition (with parted or fdisk?) or are there better methods? Do I
>>have to remove VG01 first?
>>Please, be lenient to me for these basic questions.
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Thanks! That solves it!.
So I don't have to remove the already created pv. Only fdisk complains
because when I do an "fdisk /dev/sda" it sees it still as a FAT32
partition but when I do an "fdisk /dev/sda1" it correctly sees it as a
partition which is virtually free but with the invalid flag in partition
table 4. As I use it as a backup disk I don't have to boot from it but
is a logical volume bootable?
One last question: Why can't I use "pvcreate /dev/sda" but have to use
"pvcreate /dev/sda1" (as the LV HOW-TO stated the former).
Hope you can help me out with this as well.
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