Unable to mount the filesystem due to multiple filesystem signatures detected

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Issue

  • Unable to mount filesystem due to multiple filesystem signatures.
  • Filesystem fails to mount with error message more filesystems detected
  • mount command detects multiple filesystems while mounting.
[root@hostname]# mount  /dev/vg/lv  /mountpoint
mount: /dev/vg/lv: more filesystems detected. This should not happen,
       use -t <type> to explicitly specify the filesystem type or
       use wipefs(8) to clean up the device.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7

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