[linux-lvm] Identifying Unused VG

John Stoffel john at stoffel.org
Tue Nov 3 14:40:33 UTC 2020

>>>>> "Annamalai" == Annamalai Gurusami <annamalai.gurusami at oracle.com> writes:

Annamalai> "John Stoffel" <john at stoffel.org> writes:
>> Looking at your 'lsblk' output, I suspect you can remove drive sda,
>> the Seagate.  So I'd probably try to shutdown cleanly, then remove
>> that drive and boot up again.

Annamalai> Finally I was able to spend sometime doing this.  And you are correct.
Annamalai> I shutdown the computer and removed the Seagate HDD and started the
Annamalai> computer.  Everything went smooth.

Annamalai> Thanks for helping me.

Great!  Gald to help.  Now what I would do is re-install the Seagte
drive, boot up and then once you've identified it properly, I would
wipe the beginning of the disk with:

  dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sd<letter> count=10000

where <letter> would *probably* be 'b' without quotes.  But confirm!

Then just reboot the system and you should see only the boot disk,
along with a new blank disk.  Then you can do what you want with it.


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