LVM2 - pvcreate error
Again, my apologies to all for posting my query up on the wrong news list.
Just to tie off the thread, it was pointed out to me from reading the source of
the LVM2 tools, that pvcreate may have been failing due to a misconfiguration in
/etc/lvm/lvm.conf - it's failing to set up a filter for the devices -- this
prevents the LVM from seeing the CD device, for example, and trying to scan
that. This will be due to the "filter=" lines in the "devices" section of lvm.conf.
Any way, I restored the /etc/lvm/lvm.conf to it's original form, and pvcreate
now works again as it should. Many thanks to Werner and Loic for their help,
despite the complete irrelevance of my query to this mailing list. Again I
apologise to all for the posting.