[DRBD-user] Problems getting started with drbd-0.7.3-1

Thomas Böhme t.boehme at mc-wetter.de
Fri Sep 3 12:07:19 CEST 2004

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I build and installed drbd-0.7.3-1 with vanilla kernel 2.4.26 on Debian Woody. 
Modprobe loads the drbd module without errors. But when I 
run /etc/init.d/drbd start I get this error message:

eddy:~# /etc/init.d/drbd start
Starting DRBD resources:    ioctl(,SET_DISK_CONFIG,) failed: Invalid argument
Lower device / meta device / index combination invalid.
Command '/sbin/drbdsetup /dev/drbd0 disk /dev/sda6 /dev/sda6 0 
--on-io-error=detach' terminated with exit code 20
drbdadm aborting

 Failed setting up data1

/dev/sda6 is an ext3 formated not mounted device
/dev/drbd[0-15] exist

Here is my /etc/drbd.conf:

resource data1 {
  protocol C;
  startup { wfc-timeout 120; degr-wfc-timeout 120;  }
  disk { on-io-error   detach; }
  net { }
  syncer { rate 10M; group 1; }

  on eddy {
    device     /dev/drbd0;
    disk       /dev/sda6;
    meta-disk  /dev/sda6[0];

  on freddy {
    device    /dev/drbd0;
    disk      /dev/sda6;
    meta-disk /dev/sda6[0];

Has anyone an idea?


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