[linux-lvm] Can't mount or run fdisk on an existing logical volume, help!
Bryn M. Reeves
bmr at redhat.com
Wed Jul 22 13:05:06 UTC 2009
On Wed, 2009-07-22 at 00:26 -0500, Ron Johnson wrote:
> On 2009-07-21 14:58, Ray Van Dolson wrote:
> > On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 12:55:50PM -0700, Adam Olsen wrote:
> >> This pretty much sums it up:
> >> imgserv:/storage/# lvscan
> >> ACTIVE '/dev/storage/storage' [3.62 TB] inherit
> >> imgserv:/storage/# fdisk /dev/storage/storage
> But doesn't fdisk only work on *physical* block devices?
> IOW, why fdisk an lv ?
You're using it as the backing store for a whole-disk image, e.g. for a
virtualised OS instance?
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