This is somewhat related to what Idris has gone thru but is relatively a simpler problem than his. Well for Idris, its a long gone problems, and if is'nt able to add these volumes to any other VG, then bad luck.
I have a small query on LVM's pvcreate command, if anyone might have an idea on it.
Can we undo the change caused by command pvcreate /dev/hda8 that was a Win 32 FAT partition, in order to get back the lost information ?
Originally this command was intended to be as :
[root@localhost]# pvcreate /dev/hdb8
However, it was a typo mistake that the command got executed on /dev/hda8, and that was a windows logical partition. The drive can be seen on windows, but does not show any information stored on it.
Error displayed as :
G:\is not accessible
A device attached to the system is not functioning.
pvcreate has initialized /dev/hda8 as a physical volume, and I want to know if it can be un-done.
I have gone through all other related commands on LVM, but none seem to help me in this case.
e2fsadm(8), lvchange(8), lvcreate(8), lvdisplay(8),
lvextend(8), lvmchange(8), lvmdiskscan(8),
lvmcreate_initrd(8), lvmsadc(8), lvmsar(8),
lvreduce(8), lvremove(8), lvrename(8),
lvscan(8), pvchange(8), pvcreate(8), pvdata(8),
pvdisplay(8), pvmove(8), pvscan(8), vgcfgbackup(8),
vgcfgrestore(8), vgchange(8), vgck(8), vgcreate(8),
vgdisplay(8), vgexport(8), vgextend(8), vgimport(8),
vgmerge(8), vgmknodes(8), vgreduce(8), vgremove(8),
vgrename(8), vgscan(8), vgsplit(8)
From the above commands, pvmove is'nt an option on RHEL 3, hence no good.
If there are any workaround on this problem, please suggest me the way to resolve it, and get the contents of Win32 FAT partition.
(Formerly with IBM, for their technical support center, and currently researching on technology trends and scenarios changing the IT landscape. Have also appeared for RHCE exam today, without a pass.)
PS. Please help get the open source stabilized and standardized