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[SLUG] How to get files off hard drive?
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- Subject: [SLUG] How to get files off hard drive?
- From: Leslie Katz <lesliek@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 14:35:35 +1100
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Computer A, an old computer, was running Fedora 9. It had two hard
drives. Unawares, when I installed Fedora 9, I set things up using
Logical Volume Management.
Computer A will no longer boot up. I suspect it has something to do with
the fact that the fan over the CPU doesn't run.
I got computer B, another old computer, going, running Ubuntu 8.10. It
has a single hard drive and no facility to add a second.
I hoped to be able to get data off the two old hard drives, in
particular, photographs. I got a gadget that allowed me to plug an IDE
drive into a USB port. I removed one of the old drives from computer A
and attached it to computer B via the gadget.
When I run fdisk -l on computer B, I'm told that the attached drive is sdb1.
However, I can't mount sdb1. When I try, I get the message "unknown
filesystem type 'LVM2_member'".
Does that mean that there's no way for me to get the data from computer
A's drives to computer B?
Thanks for reading this.
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