[linux-lvm] N00b Question: Logical Volume without a Logical Volume Group ?

Galen Seitz galens at seitzassoc.com
Wed Nov 2 17:57:09 UTC 2011

Dan White wrote:
> ----- James Hawtin <oolon at ankh.org> wrote:
> I had to reboot the machine to "see" the expanded LUN. I used fdisk
> to make a partition out of the LUN expansion, but I had to reboot
> again before I could do anything further. After the second reboot,
> I was able to make a PV out of the new partition, roll it into the
> existing VG and then expand the two test LV's I had previously
> created to utilize the new elbow room.
> This is on a RHEL 5.7 system.
> Is there a way to do this without the rebooting ?

I don't know about the first reboot(not a SAN/LUN user), but I would
expect the second reboot could be avoided by running partprobe.

Galen Seitz
galens at seitzassoc.com

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