triple boot

Clint Savage herlo1 at
Fri Jan 12 17:34:50 MST 2007

With Ubuntu, you'll probably first need to install lvm.  Once you've done
that run

# vgscan
  Reading all physical volumes.  This may take a while...
  Found volume group "gen" using metadata type lvm2
  Found volume group "os" using metadata type lvm2

I have two.  If I want to then activate that device then I run:

# vgchange -a y gen

Afterwhich I'll have a device like so

# lvdisplay gen
  --- Logical volume ---
  LV Name                /dev/gen/share
  VG Name                gen
.. snip ..
  Block device           253:2

Note the LV Name line, that corresponds to what can be considered your
device.  Mount it as normal

mount /dev/gen/share /mnt

And you are up and running.



On 1/12/07, Corey Edwards <tensai at> wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-01-12 at 15:42 -0700, Daniel wrote:
> > I had a dual boot laptop - Windows/Fedora.  I wanted to play with
> > Ubuntu last weekend.  Long story short I shrunk the Windows partition
> > and since I could only partition the hard drive in four I used the new
> > partition for Ubuntu and I used the swap for Fedora.  I want to get
> > the data from the Fedora partition, but it is says "unknown filesystem
> > type 'LVM2_member'".  How can I get data from the Fedora partition?
> It sounds like Fedora used LVM (Logical Volume Management) for its root
> partition. If so, you will have to mount the LVM volumes rather than the
> physical partitions. See if "lvscan" returns a list. If so, mount those
> volumes up instead and you should have your data.
> Example:
>         [root at pheasant ~]# lvscan
>           ACTIVE            '/dev/vg0/home' [30.00 GB] inherit
>           ACTIVE            '/dev/vg0/swap0' [1.50 GB] inherit
> Corey
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