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Old 09-30-2008, 08:22 PM   #1
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Re: Hard Drive Mount Problem


Hello Everyone,

I wasn't sure where to post this so I thought here would be good for all the newbies including myself. I had a pc that had a 320 gb hd in it with CentOS 5.2 Installed on it. I am not sure what happened but it broke and broke bad. GDM is giving a problem and also a few other things. It was formatted as LVM and it is now bootable but x and some otehr things like network auditd and such are not working so I thought it would be a good idea to load it in the machine as a second drive so I could get my files of of it. Well it is not as easy as I thought.

I tried to mount it with mount -t ext3 /dev/sdb2 /mnt/disk3 which is where the files are located on that drive however I only got the root to mount and I can't get the other to mount anyone have any ideas please. I really need to get these files of it. Thanks a ton in advance,
Michael
 
Old 09-30-2008, 08:30 PM   #2
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Try listing /etc/fstab on /mnt/disk3. That should tell where the other partitions are and what file system they are using.

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Old 09-30-2008, 08:36 PM   #3
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Have a look in /dev, you'll have an entry like

/dev/VolGroup00

See what's in that with ls/dev/VolGroup00, there's probably LogVol00 or similar. Assuming this to be the case, try

mount /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 /mnt/disk3


I don't have a spare system to test this on, but I think it's correct.

For future reference, unless you need to use LVM, I'd steer clear of it.
 
Old 09-30-2008, 08:47 PM   #4
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Try listing /etc/fstab on /mnt/disk3. That should tell where the other partitions are and what file system they are using.

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Thank you sir will give it shot.
 
Old 09-30-2008, 08:48 PM   #5
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Re: Hard Drive Mount Problem

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Originally Posted by billymayday View Post
Have a look in /dev, you'll have an entry like

/dev/VolGroup00

See what's in that with ls/dev/VolGroup00, there's probably LogVol00 or similar. Assuming this to be the case, try

mount /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 /mnt/disk3


I don't have a spare system to test this on, but I think it's correct.

For future reference, unless you need to use LVM, I'd steer clear of it.
Thank you that sounds very reasonable I will try that and see what happens.

Thanks,

By the way they both have a VolGroup00/LogVol00 Rmember this used to be my primary for awhile.
 
Old 10-01-2008, 11:15 AM   #6
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Thank you that sounds very reasonable I will try that and see what happens.

Thanks,

By the way they both have a VolGroup00/LogVol00 Rmember this used to be my primary for awhile.
Got this done and I was able to get all my files back and reformat the drive Yippppeeeee!
 
  


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