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Old 05-05-2006, 10:51 AM   #1
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Error while creating image of linux server by GHOST for linux sw

Hi everyone

I installed linux 9.0 on one desktop as a server and
want installed the same on other desktop which have the
same configration. I have a one HDD which have a 40 GB and I made the following three partition.

/dev/hda1 (boot) ext3
/dev/hda2(root) - LVM ext3
/dev/hda3(for appl) - LVM ext3

I downloaded "Ghost for linux 0.19" SW and try to make a
image file through Ghost sw options. I select RAW Mode> Local use>Pick Device. Here it give option to selecte partition (hda, hda1, hda2, hda3). When I select hda(whole HDD) it give error "not NTFS/ext2/ext3) file system. I try to select hda1 which have boot partition. It write the image without any error then I try hda2 it is giving the same NTFS/ext2/ext3 filesystem error.

Please note while installed linux I formated with the linux utilities.

Can you please let me know, did I missed any step.

Old 05-05-2006, 04:58 PM   #2
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Try using the SystemRescueCD;

Or try using g4u;

Both have better support for LVM ext3 partitions.
Old 05-08-2006, 09:15 AM   #3
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I am trying with G4u. It doesn't work with local drive options.
I tried with disk to disk it is working fine.

I am not sure wheather G4U support LVM partition or not while
selecting local drive.

Anyway... Thanks for your suggestions.
Old 05-08-2006, 10:39 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by manish_meet_in
It write the image without any error then I try hda2 it is giving the same NTFS/ext2/ext3 filesystem error.
It worked on hda1 because hda1 is ext3. It failed on hda2 and hda3 because these are not NTFS/ext2/ext3 ... just as the error message says. They are LVM (partition type "8f").

You should be able to do a manual "dd" to image the LVM partitions. Any higher level tools, G4U, etc., would have to have LVM support built in. It appears that whatever you're using does not.


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