Re: LVM - dead disk
So - I thought I'd try to chroot in from a CD live disk - knoppix was
what I had lying around (4.0) - but that doesn't have lvm or has an lvm
The dm_mod kernel module is there, but not the lvm utilities. So, you
simply install it.
apt-get install lvm2
However, the soft links for the lvm commands are not available, so you
cd /sbin; ln -s lvmiopversion vgscan; vgscan
As an alternative, you could use a debian install cd.
If you're after making experiments with lvm a safer way would be to do
it under vmware. You might want to check out the vmware server beta, but
that's another story, of course.
Some time next week - I'll be sticking three new 250Gb disks into it
and reinstalling from scratch - but - I'd like to attempt to get the
data off if at all possible. Each time something goes wrong you learn a
bit - you know ? :)
So - is there a live cd out there (or an install set or similar) that
will boot far enough to allow me to chroot in and then load the virtual
group? Or is there a better way?