ASMLib: Creating Oracleasm Disk Using non-Partitioned Disk/Device Fails (Doc ID 781901.1)

Last updated on APRIL 16, 2013

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version 2.0.0-1 to 2.0.5-1 [Release RHEL4 to OL5]
Linux x86-64
Linux x86
Linux Itanium
Linux Kernel - Version: 2.0.0-1 to 2.0.5-1
**Checked for relevance on 27-Dec-2010***
**Checked for relevance on 17-Apr-2013***

Symptoms

Attempting to run 'oracleasm createdisk' command against a non-partitioned disk/device fails with the following message:

# /etc/init.d/oracleasm createdisk VOL1 /dev/sde
Marking disk "VOL1" as an ASM disk: [FAILED]

Cause

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