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Re: how to mount an lvm (thumb) drive?



On Tue, 2008-11-25 at 14:30 -1000, Dave Burns wrote:
> I have a thumb drive with fedora installed on it. When I plug in the
> drive, /boot mounts automatically. fdisk -l shows the root partition
> device is LVM. I would like to mount / by hand at another mount point,
> but I can't figure out what parameter to give to -t. man mount no
> help. man lvm doesn't seem to mention mounting.  Googled around, can't
> find the answer.
> 
> I went to the fedora lvm howto
> (http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/LVM-HOWTO/index.html). It tells you about
>     11.1. Initializing disks or disk partitions
>     11.2. Creating a volume group
>     11.3. Activating a volume group
>     11.4. Removing a volume group
>     11.5. Adding physical volumes to a volume group
>     11.6. Removing physical volumes from a volume group
>     11.7. Creating a logical volume
>     11.8. Removing a logical volume
>     11.9. Extending a logical volume
>     11.10. Reducing a logical volume
> 
> I don't think I need to do any of that. I just want to mount it. How?
> 
> Thanks,
> Dave

I'm assuming you're talking about mounting when booted from another
device. This might be helpful:

http://dailypackage.fedorabook.com/index.php?/archives/159-.html

Basically:

  lvm vgscan       # find volume groups
  lvm vgchange -ay # activate them
  lvm lvs          # show VGs and LVs

Then you can:

  mount /dev/VG/LV /mntpoint 
  # replace VG and LV appropriately

-Chris


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