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I have followed the book up to a point - apparently, many things were left out. I have formatted a logical partition with two extended partitions, labaled E: and F:. The book suggests that the diskstring should be '\\.\*:'. However, when I set that I get "ORA-15031 disk specification '\\.\*:' matches no disks". This is true even if I use asmtoolg and stamp the disks as ORCLDISKDATA01 and ORCLDISKDATA02. I then tried ORCL* and *: which do not generate errors, but also do not find any disks. I even tried the device name reported via asmtool, \Device\Harddisk1\Partition1. No luck.
On a whim, after noticing the default value in the documentation, I unset the diskstring parameter and all the sudden life was good. Curious.