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From: Michael Mol <mikemol@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] pvcreate won't create pv
Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2012 01:34:05
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] pvcreate won't create pv by
1 On Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 5:26 PM, <felix@×××××××.com> wrote:
2 > Got my two 4TB drives installed.  Now I need to get stuff off /dev/hda
3 > so I can turn it into an LVM volumne.  So I copied everything there to
4 > the the 7.3TB LVM filesystem, then tried to create a new pv on
5 > /dev/hda1.  No joy.  I get
6 >
7 >    Device /dev/hda1 not found (or ignored by filtering).
8 >
9 > /dev/hda has only /dev/hda1 which takes all the space.  The partition
10 > type is 8e, Linux LVM.  It's not mounted.  I tried pvcreate -f.  I
11 > tried dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda1 count=1.  What is pvcreate really
12 > complaining about?
14 ...I don't know, but I think you ought to burn in those drives before
15 you move all of your data onto them. One good way might be to create,
16 damage and rebuild a raid5 volume on them. They're at the high risk
17 period of their lifetime, and you don't want them to fail once you've
18 got data on them.
20 --
21 :wq


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] pvcreate won't create pv felix@×××××××.com