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Old 09-03-2006, 04:57 PM   #1
scc28y
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mount an external usb lvm


Hi, I just purchased a new usb hard drive enclosure and connected my old linux hard drive into the enclosure. I am trying to mount it. It has two partitions:

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 14 19457 156183930 8e Linux LVM

Can someone please tell me how I can mount /dev/sda2 onto my new linux machine? Here is the info of the hard drive on my new linux machine:

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux
/dev/hda2 14 4870 39013852+ 8e Linux LVM

All I ask is a simple command which will help me to mount /dev/sda2.

thanks.

Stanley
 
Old 09-03-2006, 05:33 PM   #2
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Well, create a new folder which will be the mounting point of the partition you want to mount. Then simply give the following command to the console:

mount -t ext3 /dev/sda2 /mount_point_path

Replace ext3 with the filesystem your partition has.
 
Old 09-03-2006, 05:40 PM   #3
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Hi, thanks for your reply but my /dev/sda2 is a LVM type partition so simple ext3 does not work. Please help.
 
Old 09-03-2006, 05:57 PM   #4
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Try without the type of the partition.

If not then I've found the next information on a different forum. It might help you:

Quote:
You have to figure out what the volume group is by running

vgdisplay



Then you need to find out what the logical volume is by running

lvdisplay



Inside /dev, you'll find some kind clue as to how to mount them. Typically, it will be under something like /dev/mapper/[volume group]/[logical volume].

mount -t {ext2|ext3|xfs|reiserfs|etc} /dev/mapper/[volume group]/[logical volume] /mnt/[mount point]
 
Old 01-12-2009, 09:35 PM   #5
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After you run vgchange, then the VolumeGroups should be available under /dev/VolGroup00 (or whatever the VG's name is), and you can mount them using 'mount' as if they were normal block devices...
 
  


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