Posts Tagged ‘problems’

Fixing DRBD “Lower device is already claimed”

Friday, July 29th, 2011

In my adventures with DRBD I recently ran across this error that took me a couple days to resolve:

d(data) 1: Failure: (114) Lower device is already claimed. This usually means it is mounted.

[data] cmd /sbin/drbdsetup 1 disk /dev/sdb /dev/sdb internal –set-defaults –create-device –on-io-error=detach –no-disk-barrier –no-disk-flushes  failed – continuing!

I was a bit confused since the filesystem wasn’t mounted anywhere (mount showed only the system volumes) and there weren’t any other programs using the raw disk.

Creating a filesystem also ran into a similar error:

/dev/sdb is apparently in use by the system; will not make a filesystem here

Obviously this is not just a problem with drbd.


Fixing vSphere Client Windows 7 Compatibility, J# install error

Monday, January 4th, 2010

I’m in the process of migrating a failed vmware ESXI experiment over to Microsoft’s Hyper-V, something that is a topic for another post. However in this process I had to log back into my ESXI box in order to recover some of the settings before placing the Hyper-V server into production.

I had reloaded my main workstation since I last touched the ESXI control panel, which I suppose is a testament to its stability (it has been in production for roughly 6 months now). I went to reinstall the vSphere managment client and was greeted with this:

The Microsoft Visual J# 2.0 Second Edition installer returned error code '4113'


Fixing Mass Effect Bring Down the Sky for Steam

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

This is a bit long-winded, scroll down for the answer if you’re impatient.

With Mass Effect 2 coming out shortly I decided it was high time to go find my save games from the original, as it has been made clear that your actions in the first game will affect the characters and play of the 2nd game.

I found my save games from an old backup (apparently Bioware likes to stick savegames in Users\<Profile_Name>\Documents\Bioware) and copied them over to my desktop machine. On a whim I launched Mass Effect from Steam to see if my savegames were still intact. My first playthrough save (bare-bones, no sidequests, etc.) worked great but my second playthrough (complete, all sidequests) required that I install the “Bring Down the Sky” DLC as I had installed and played it with that profile. After finding the installer and executing it, I was asked for a key. To make a long story short I ended up logging back into my Bioware account to recover my BDtS key (all the while muttering about how stupid this entire process was for a free DLC). Surely I was in the home stretch now…

The installation of Mass Effect: Bring Down the Sky has failed.