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Vg create error

fizan
Super Advisor

Vg create error

Team,

# mknod /dev/vg09/group c 64 0x090000
mknod: File exists
[rx260-02]/
# vgcreate /dev/vg09 /dev/dsk/c3t2d0
vgcreate: LVM group file has an invalid minor number. Use the format: 0xNN0000.

Thanks
5 REPLIES
SUDHAKAR_18
Trusted Contributor

Re: Vg create error

looks like , group file already exists. please try to create another group file with different minor no.

also check
#ll /dev/*/group
Kapil Jha
Honored Contributor

Re: Vg create error

there is a group file
ls -lrt /dev/vg09/group

and its having a minor numbr already taken so remove this file and
recreate the node with different minor number.

BR,
Kapil+
I am in this small bowl, I wane see the real world......
S.N.S
Valued Contributor

Re: Vg create error

Yes Fizan,

From,ll /dev/*/group
you get the list of all the VG group files on that has been used...

The group file number needs to be unique..all LVs created in this VG would fall under the group file..

So choose any that isnt there in the list..
U are sure to solve it now...


HTH
SNS
"Genius is 1% inspiration, 99% Perspiration" - Edison
madhuchakkaravarthy
Trusted Contributor

Re: Vg create error

hi

if u r getting error in first step how would u go for the second,,


ll /dev/*/group

regards

MC
nightwich
Valued Contributor

Re: Vg create error

Hi fizan


It is right.

You are trying to create a vg that already exist.


Regards.