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Re: [linux-lvm] A way to bypass LVM and extract the raw data off?

On Tue, Jan 08, 2002 at 06:26:36PM -0800, IpSo wrote:
> Well, it doesn't look like there is a way I can recover my LVM volume groups and
> whatnot. (See below) But I know theres a fully intact ReiserFS of 17315mb on
> /dev/hda6. "gpart" scanned my disk and came up with this: 

    Does the OS recognize /dev/hda6 as a partition? 

> Is there some way to "dd" the data off onto another partition and access it
> there? Because I know the filesystem was only on a single PV, and a single LV,
> and the problems occured when trying to extend that LV, but I never got to the
> point of extending the filesystem itself with reiser_resize. You would think I
> could somehow using the offsets given above create a new partition to copy the
> data to, run a reiserfsck and rebuild the file system so I can access the data?
> Has anyone tryed something along these lines before?

    If you have the HD space, you could try dd if=/dev/hda6

    Then mount -o loop /some/file /mnt/point -t reiserfs. 

    I don't think this would do any more damage. 

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