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createvolume mkfs problem and work-around

From: Robert Yu <no email>
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2012 15:28:11 -0800


This is probably a known problem. When I use "starcluster
createvolume" using an ubuntu 11.10 based ami, it fails during the
mkfs command. The workaround is to manually attach the volume to some
instance to, say /dev/sdf, and then run this command as root on that

% mkfs.ext3 /dev/xvdf



>>> Waiting for cluster to come up took 1.415 mins
>>> Checking for required remote commands...
>>> Creating 100GB volume in zone us-west-1a
>>> New volume id: vol-f0ea3792
>>> Waiting for new volume to become 'available'...
>>> Attaching volume vol-f0ea3792 to instance i-3b6d657c...
>>> Formatting volume...
mke2fs 1.41.14 (22-Dec-2010)

mkfs.ext3: No such file or directory while trying to determine filesystem size

!!! ERROR - command 'mkfs.ext3 -F /dev/sdz' failed with status 1
>>> Leaving volume vol-f0ea3792 attached to instance i-3b6d657c
>>> Terminating host instance i-3b6d657c
>>> Terminating node: volhost-us-west-1a (i-3b6d657c)
>>> No active volume hosts found. Run 'starcluster terminate volumecreator' to remove the 'volumecreator' group
>>> Your new 100GB volume vol-f0ea3792 has been created successfully
>>> Creating volume took 1.787 mins

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Received on Mon Mar 05 2012 - 18:28:41 EST
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