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Old 12-05-2008, 11:22 AM   #1
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mounting LVM disks via rescue disk (bad superblock)


I have a server that kernal panic-ed on reboot and has a bad super block.

I need to run fsck on the RootVG, but can't see or mount the filesystems, once I boot using the rescue disk.

I have a non-LVM /boot partition and I am using grub loader.
Dell R900
Perc-6i raid controller

So my real question is how to mount the root file system from the rescue disk, when using LVM


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Old 12-05-2008, 01:31 PM   #2
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Do a pvscan to see what you have on your attached drives, and then a vgchange -a y to activate the logical volumes.

You should then find the logical volumes in /dev/mapper/....

Note: NEVER RUN fcsk ON A PARTITION CONTAINING A VOLUME GROUP. Doing so will destroy the whole volume group. You can run fsck on /dev/mapper/VG/LV if necessary, but not on, for example, /dev/sda1.
Old 12-06-2008, 09:29 PM   #3
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Thanks a lot for the info!!!!
I'll put it to good use this and next time



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