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Does Puppy Linux have support for Logical Volume Management (LVM2)? Looking around on the Web, I can't find anything to suggest that it does, and that's what you're going to need to look inside that sdb2 partition, which is where everything except the boot files resides.
Unfortunately I receive the following error when attempting to mount:
[root@localhost ~]# mkdir /media/LogVol00
[root@localhost ~]# mount /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 -t auto /media/LogVol00/
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00,
missing codepage or helper program, or other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so
Did you try the dmesg | tail command as suggested?
I've just used System Rescue CD to access the LVM volumes on a disk from a CentOS system (which is RHEL based). I did the following:
Connected the hard drive and booted the system from the CD
Ran pvscan, vgscan, vgchange -ay and lvscan
Created an empty directory (mkdir /mnt/tempdir)
Mounted the volume with mount /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 /mnt/tempdir (the -t option was not required as "auto" is the default)
I could then view and access the files in /mnt/tempdir.
In order for this to work, the live CD you're using must support both LVM and the file system on the logical volume. My preference for System Rescue CD stems from the fact that it contains a lot of useful software, has a very feature-complete kernel, and is frequently updated.
Thanks everyone for all the help... I was able to figure this out.
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