Re: Access Old Home Directory - USB enclosure - LVM

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Robert L Cochran wrote:


I recently upgraded my desktop system with a much larger hard drive. The old hard drive is now in an external hard drive enclosure (the kind made by Metal Gear Box) and is plugged in to a USB port. The old drive has these partitions
Microsoft Windows XP -- 30 Gb
Fedora Core 4 -- 30 Gb

My problem is, I can see the /boot partition on the drive, but I cannot see the / (root) partition, and I'm want to get at my former home directory because I have some files there I forgot to back up. I'm wondering if that partition was named something like: '/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00' and mounted on /.
Thanks for any help!

Bob Cochran

You are right that the / partition is contained in the LVM. I believe you need to run lvm and make the partition active, assign a mountpoint for the lvm, then mount the lvm. The label that the old hard drive is using is probably / which is the label most likely used on your newly installed system. I recovered my previous installation using a USB enclosure and activating the LVM. It was a long time back and useful information on activating the LVM was upplied by someone on this list.
Adding USB enclosure - LVM to subject.


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