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Old 10-14-2007, 01:48 PM   #1
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problem mounting a linux partion from another ext3 partion

I had a an ide hdd which i was using.for some reason rhel 5 refused to boot I also have some data stored along with some configration files.
I have attached a sata hdd and reinstalled another os rhel 5 on that.
I am unable to mount the hdd partions.need some help here
here are the details of fdisk of my 2 drives.

[root@localhost mnt]# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hda: 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/hda1 * 1 6374 51199123+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2 6375 24791 147934552+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5 6375 12748 51199123+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda6 12749 12761 104391 83 Linux
/dev/hda7 12762 24791 96630943+ 8e Linux LVM

Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 2550 20482843+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 2551 9729 57665317+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5 2551 9082 52468258+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda6 9083 9095 104391 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 9096 9729 5092573+ 8e Linux LVM

also tried the mount command this is with i get.

[root@localhost mnt]# mount -t ext3 /dev/hda7 /mnt
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda7,
missing codepage or other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so

what am i doing wrong here.

some help please?
Old 10-14-2007, 07:33 PM   #2
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hda7 is managed by LVM. The only thing I know about LVM is that it is a software layer above the hard drive partitions and you must use LVM tools to work with it (format/resize partitions etc.). Don't make any changes to your partitions on any of your disks using the usual tools (fdisk, etc.); doing so will trash your data, you'll need to read the docs for LVM.

Any LVM experts out there?


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