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Installation fails when attempting to remove LVM thin pool, manual repair required.

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 4 (SLES 11 SP4)
IBM Power (ppc64le)


When attempting to install SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on an LPAR (Logical Partition) that previously had another Linux distribution installed, the installation fails with:

System error code was: -1007

/sbin/vgremove -f '<some_vg>'
  Check of thin pool <some_vg>/<lv> failed (status:1). Manual repair required.


Remove any LVM volumes not created by SLE 11 SP4 from any disk that will be used for system or data during installation prior to starting the SLE 11 SP4 installation.


Since SLE 11 SP4 has been released the development of LVM continued providing new features requiring new on-disk LVM volume formats. SLE 11 is not compatible with all new LVM formats and may fail to install when such new format is used on disk to which SLE 11 is to be installed.

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  • Document ID:7024193
  • Creation Date: 21-Oct-2019
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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