Vinum error "Can't initialize drive a: Invalid argument"
bobc at anything-inc.com
Fri Dec 19 10:25:59 PST 2003
On Fri, Dec 19, 2003, Marc Smits wrote:
> I am running FreeBSD-4.7-realease and want to create a striped plex from
> 2 new 80Gb disks.
> Here's my vinum-description:
> drive a device /dev/ad2s1e
> drive b device /dev/ad3s1e
> volume stripe0
> plex org striped 256k
> sd length 78159m drive a
> sd length 78159m drive b
> When I run 'vinum create vinum.conf' The message I get is:
> 1: drive a device /dev/ad2s1e
> ** 1 Can't initialize drive a: Invalid argument
> 2: drive b device /dev/ad3s1e
> ** 2 Can't initialize drive b: Invalid argument
> 0 drives:
> 1 volumes:
> V stripe0 State: down Plexes: 1 Size:
> 1 plexes:
> P stripe0.p0 S State: faulty Subdisks: 2 Size:
> 2 subdisks:
> S stripe0.p0.s0 State: crashed PO: 0 B Size:
> S stripe0.p0.s1 State: crashed PO: 256 kB Size:
> I used sysinstall to fdisk and label the partitions.
> What do need to do diffrent to get vinum to use the partitions?
Did you disklabel the slices to be of type vinum? I had a similar
trouble due to the fact I had labeled the disks as BSD4.0 or some such.
Once you have the disks labeled, you have to disklabel -d ad2 I think
and change the label to `vinum' without the single quotes.
Also, do you have a mount point /a and /b ?
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