Bug 969453 - Error wiping device when formatting lvm in gnome disks
Error wiping device when formatting lvm in gnome disks
Status: NEW
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-disk-utility (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David King
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-05-31 08:58 EDT by Lukas Brabec
Modified: 2015-01-13 08:03 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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2013-05-31 08:58 EDT, Lukas Brabec
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lvs output (211 bytes, text/plain)
2013-05-31 08:58 EDT, Lukas Brabec
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Description Lukas Brabec 2013-05-31 08:58:10 EDT
Created attachment 755257 [details]
vgs output

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
 (udisks-error-quark, 0)

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
Comment 1 Lukas Brabec 2013-05-31 08:58:49 EDT
Created attachment 755258 [details]
lvs output
Comment 2 Kamil Páral 2013-05-31 10:14:03 EDT
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.
Comment 3 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2014-05-01 10:46:15 EDT
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
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Comment 5 Kamil Páral 2015-01-13 07:59:57 EST
This also happens in Fedora 21.
Comment 6 Kamil Páral 2015-01-13 08:03:11 EST
Reported upstream:

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