I am running Linux Ubuntu via VMWare. Currently it has been allocated a space of just 20 GB. I increased the same by 1 GB, on a trial basis. The new partition is named sda3 (screen shot of sudo parted -l is attached) which shows that a space of 21 GB is available. However, when I run the pvcreate command, it fails with the error message:
Device /dev/sda3 not found (or ignored by filtering).
I am running the pvcreate command, so that the disk analyser tool is able to detect this area in order for Linux to use it.
Note: I am following the steps listed here: http://www.ireasoning.com/articles/linux_vmware_resize_disk.php (in case required).
What might be the reason pvcreate fails? Also, should the new partition be created as a LVM or just a simple linux partition if I intended to use it just for storage purposes?