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Subject:

Re: ghost LVM haunts me

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Art Wildman <[log in to unmask]>

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Tue, 30 Jan 2007 03:06:06 -0500

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Dan Stoner wrote:
> Mauricio Tavares wrote:
>> How can I configure a linux box, which is being accessed through
>> a liveCD disk, to stop looking for a lvm volume that does not exist
>> anymore? Failing that, can I boot the beast in single user mode but
>> convince it to stop looking for devices and just concentrate on
>> booting off its boot HD, so I can then unleash some proper lvm-foo on
>> it?
>>
>
> You might try a rescue disk (such as the CentOS 4.x Install disk 1,
> choose "rescue" mode).
>
> The CentOS disk does not mount any LVMs by default. This should allow
> you to view all of the lvms, run the lvm commands, etc.
>
>
> And on your second question, are you asking how to boot into single
> user mode on a Linux box? This may or may not be useful, as single
> user mode might not have access to the lvm tools until after the lvm
> drives have been mounted (depending on how the box was set up
> initially).
>
>

deja-vu, just read this yesterday...

Using LVM tools in the RHEL-4 rescue environment - RHKB
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_80_7136.shtm

Give SL a try...
ftp://ftp.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/livecd/5alpha
https://www.scientificlinux.org/documentation/howto/build.dvd.image

-HTH Art@JAX

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