On Tue, 2004-12-21 at 21:10 +0000, Alasdair G Kergon wrote: > On Thu, Dec 16, 2004 at 10:49:24AM -0800, Dan Stromberg wrote: > > ext3 users list, > > But you tried to mount it as ext2? > > Is it meant to be ext2 or ext3? It's ext3, but ext2 tools are supposed to often work on ext3 - especially if you're applying them to a -copy- of your data. :) > > and don't seem to be getting satisfaction. > > Probably because you're not giving people all the information they need > to help you; and maybe even some of the things you've tried have made > the problem worse - I don't understand yet why you did the pvcreates, > for example, and are you certain the lvm2 backup file you used was > completely up-to-date? I have my data back now. As a reminder, what I did was: On FC3's rescue disk... 1) Do startup network interfaces 2) Don't try to automatically mount the filesystems - not even readonly 3) lvm vgchange --ignorelockingfailure -P -a y 4) fdisk -l, and guess which partition is which based on size: the small one was /boot, and the large one was / 5) mkdir /mnt/boot 6) mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/boot 7) Look up the device node for the root filesystem in /mnt/boot/grub/grub.conf 8) A first tentative step, to see if things are working: fsck - n /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 9) Dive in: fsck -f -y /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 10) Wait a while... Be patient. Don't interrupt it 11) Reboot > Have you a kept a complete log (i.e. shell history) of every command > you ran on the system while trying to recover things? Nope, but all seems fine now. Thanks!
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