[linux-lvm] Installation fails if VG is exported

Stuart D. Gathman stuart at bmsi.com
Tue Jun 7 12:25:30 UTC 2011

On Mon, 6 Jun 2011, Misc Things wrote:

> During the HDs checking phase, anaconda terminates with the message "
> unalbe to activate exported VG".
> I googled around with not much success. The only similar issue was
> closed in2007 (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=191879)

Exporting the VG is *supposed* to prevent activation.  You can reverse this
with vgimport.  Why did you wish to prevent activation?  Normally,
vgexport is used prior to physically removing a VG from the system.
(And then vgimport after attaching the drives to the new system.)

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