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unable to Mount ASMlib driver [message #301278] Tue, 19 February 2008 23:24 Go to next message
dba110
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Registered: December 2007
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dear experts,
while setting up Oracle RAC on VMWare Server, I have reached the point of configuring OracleASM but when I run the command:
oracleasm configure
I get the following error

Mounting ASMlib driver filesystem: mount: block device oracleasmfs is write-protected, mounting read-only
mount: cannot mount block device oracleasmfs read-only
Unable to mount ASMlib driver filesystem

please tell me what's the reason and how to rectify it?
Re: unable to Mount ASMlib driver [message #301415 is a reply to message #301278] Wed, 20 February 2008 09:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mahesh Rajendran
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Did you issue
oracleasm configure

logged in as root?
Re: unable to Mount ASMlib driver [message #301418 is a reply to message #301415] Wed, 20 February 2008 09:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
dba110
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Registered: December 2007
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yea I did and got the following error:

Mounting ASMlib driver filesystem: mount: block device oracleasmfs is write-protected, mounting read-only
mount: cannot mount block device oracleasmfs read-only
Unable to mount ASMlib driver filesystem

now tell me what to do...
Re: unable to Mount ASMlib driver [message #306287 is a reply to message #301418] Thu, 13 March 2008 09:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
saranya1001
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Registered: March 2008
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Hi,

I am having the same problem. Only difference is that we are not using Vmware.

We are stuck with not being able to configure oracleasm.
Did you resolve it? What was the solution?

Thanks,
Saranya
Re: unable to Mount ASMlib driver [message #306371 is a reply to message #306287] Thu, 13 March 2008 23:35 Go to previous message
dba110
Messages: 25
Registered: December 2007
Junior Member
my SELinux was enabled, I disabled it and ASM got mounted
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