Adding an LVM hard disk to a system already running/using LVM
I have two systems, both having file systems running on LVM.
System No 1 has 2 PATA HDD (40 and 80 GB) running linux on LVM.
System 2 has a single SATA HDD (300 GB) which again uses LVM. What i was trying to do was to add the two HDD in system 1 to system 2, possibly with little or no data loss.
So i connected the PATA drives from system 1 to system 2 and booted up. The system booted up to the openSUSE 11.3 splash screen and stopped after scanning the HDDs. Frankly i never expected openSUSE to try n auto mount the new drives.
I think the problem was caused because both the systems had VG and LV of the same names.
Any idea how to resolve this conflict? Can the volume group be renamed, maybe from a live CD or somthing?? System 2 is not boot able now.
Thanks in advance for your reply.