[Novalug] how do you get your data despite a possible drive failurene
jbholland at gmail.com
Sat Oct 9 14:51:56 EDT 2010
If it's lvm type volumes (or not) a fedora or centos disk will mount it.
Just type "linux rescue" at the boot prompt. You need somewhere to put it,
an external drive or network location. You will need to do this at the
command prompt though.
On Oct 9, 2010 2:45 PM, "Clif Flynt" <clif at cflynt.com> wrote:
> If you boot to the full GUI mode, the newer (3.5+) Knoppixes
> will mount all available partitions and show them on the desktop.
> This procedure will work if you have a plain old fashioned disk
> with nothing but old-fashioned partitions. If the disk is part of a
> RAID, or if you used LVM, this is a no-go.
> From the text line,
> 1) Figure out what your hard drive is named (maybe grep /var/log/messages)
> It's probably something like /dev/sda or /dev/hda or such.
> 2) fdisk /dev/hda (or whatever the name is)
> 3) type 'p' to display the partitions on the drive.
> 4) type 'q' to get out of fdisk
> CAVEAT - fdisk is like playing God. Do not screw up.
> 5) mount the interesting partition on /mnt
> example: mount /dev/hda1 /mnt
> 6) Get the data you need off that drive, using whatever hardware
> you've got available (USB stick, external drive, network cable,
> carrier pigeon, etc.)
> Good luck,
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