In case anyone out there gets an error message like “Aborting. Failed to activate new LV to wipe the start of it.” while doing an ‘lvcreate’, check (/etc/lvm/lvm.conf) once more.
Most probably, a ‘volume_list’ would have been defined in there, which in turns want you to specify the ‘volume_list’ tag specified along with the lvcreate command.
Excerpt from /etc/lvm/lvm.conf:
# If volume_list is defined, each LV is only activated if there is a
# match against the list.
# vgname and vgname/lvname are matched exactly.
# @tag matches any tag set in the LV or VG.
# @* matches if any tag defined on the host is also set in the LV or VG
# volume_list = [ vg1, vg2/lvol1, @tag1, @* ]
volume_list = [ VG01, @foo.com ]
In this case, you will have to use the ‘lvcreate’ command as follows, which will create the logical volume properly.
# lvcreate –addtag @foo.com … following-options