- To: Leslie Katz <lesliek@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] How to get files off hard drive?
- From: Jake Anderson <yahoo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 15:05:46 +1100
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
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Leslie Katz wrote:
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.
You need to install the stuff to handle LVM in ubuntu, as i recall it
doesn't come with it by default.
if you spanned the LVM over both disks you will probably need to have
both of them connected to use the volume effectively.
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
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.
If you can get the fan spinning again it'd probably be enough to get the
other one to boot.