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Old 11-04-2007, 06:28 PM   #1
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Question fedora Harddrive help accessing


Using fedora 7.
I have a external harddrive enclosure that has a harddrive from another system using the same version of fedora 7 that I wont to backup since that system wont start,
And when I try to mount it I only get one folder labeled /_boot witch has 60.5MB of the 200GB harddrive.
I also get 4 SELinux alerts witch I have been suggested to Allowing Access

by confineding domain to use these files you will probably need to

relabel the file/directory with chcon. In some cases it is just easier to

relabel the system, to relabel execute: "touch /.autorelabel; reboot"

But Id like to know if that would allow access to the rest of the file-systems folders that don't even mount?

PLEAS HELP ME.
 
Old 11-04-2007, 07:47 PM   #2
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By default Fedora creates 2 partitions, a /boot and a LVM partition which contains / and swap. LVMs can not be mounted via the usual method.

You might want to check out the LVM howto to understand how they work as well as this link for mounting your / from the USB drive.
http://www.brandonhutchinson.com/Mou...VM_volume.html
 
Old 11-06-2007, 07:20 PM   #3
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I tried fdisk -1 and get bash: fdisk: command not found.
 
Old 11-06-2007, 07:36 PM   #4
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fdisk is in the /sbin directory which is not in the users path environment. You need to be root to run this command. If you used su to become root the you need su - to include roots environment.

BTW its
fdisk -l (that is a small L and not a one)
 
Old 11-06-2007, 07:43 PM   #5
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Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80000000000 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9726 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 14 9726 78019672+ 8e Linux LVM

Disk /dev/sdb: 203.9 GB, 203928109056 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 24792 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux
/dev/sdb2 14 24792 199037317+ 8e Linux LVM
 
Old 11-06-2007, 08:36 PM   #6
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This is another link that explains how to mount a LVM.
http://www.whoopis.com/howtos/linux_lvm_recovery.html]

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Old 11-06-2007, 09:42 PM   #7
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This is another link that explains how to mount a LVM.
http://www.whoopis.com/howtos/linux_lvm_recovery.html]




I am jest wondering if it is possible to edit or rename the volume names of either, using a tool in fedora that could be installed to run similarly to the Logical Volume Management shell?
 
Old 11-07-2007, 09:04 PM   #8
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O the only way I got the drive to start or initialize is by using hibernation then disconnecting power and the external enclosure and then after the system gives a warning turning it off and reconnecting the drive then it show-up as that /_boot thing and I discovered that by accident.
Now since that the times I have to do this have increased till the point that that wont work anymore.
This is the only way I could get the /_boot part of the harddrive to mount.
I know that that seems like a bad way to do it but it worked fore a while anyway long enough to get the info asked of me in reply #5.
Now that wont work I don't know how to even initialize the drive.
I guess that I'm really messedup.

So what now?
 
  


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