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RE: [Xen-users] howto delete a lvm with windows partition

To: "Martin Hierling" <martin@xxxxxxxxx>, "xen-users" <xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [Xen-users] howto delete a lvm with windows partition
From: "Ross S. W. Walker" <rwalker@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2008 10:10:42 -0400
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Martin Hierling wrote:
> Hi List,
> slightly OT but i have Xen and Windows running (xen 3.2.0, hvm, win
> 2k3) on top of a  lvm volume. Now i want to delete such a volume but i
> got the message:
> $ lvremove /dev/Xen0/Win2kServer
>   Can't remove open logical volume "Win2kServer"
> The volume is not in use by any VM, but there is a partition table on
> it with 8Megs of free space and a ntfs partition. I also got 2
> devnodes i /dev/mapper :
> brw-r-----  1 root disk 254, 52 Mar 27 14:03 Xen0-Win2kServer
> brw-r-----  1 root disk 254, 53 Mar 27 14:03 Xen0-Win2kServer1
> So how can i remove such a lvm volume?

What's the output of 'lvs'? Maybe it is open somewhere when you
think it is not. If you find it is open an 'lsof /dev/mapper'
may show you what process has it open.


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