Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 969453
Error wiping device when formatting lvm in gnome disks
Last modified: 2015-01-13 08:03:11 EST
Created attachment 755257 [details]
Description of problem:
I have standard installation of Fedora with lvm (in virtual machine). When trying to format (virtual) disk in Fedora 19 Live I get error:
Error wiping device: Command-line `wipefs -a "/dev/vda"' exited with non-zero exit status 1: wipefs: error: /dev/vda: probing initialization failed: Device or resource busy
Fedora 19 Live activates lvm, but it is not recognized by gnome-disk-utility.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 19, all default
2. Boot Fedora 19 Live
3. Format disk in Gnome Disks
Created attachment 755258 [details]
In other words, sometimes it is useful to be able to erase a disk which contains LVM partitions. However, gnome-disk-utility displays just a weird warning. It should either deactivate the volume group and erase the disk, or tell us (or somehow display) that the LVM partitions are in use (even though not mounted) and the user needs to manually deactivate the volume group first.
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