[linux-lvm] lilo wrote to an lvm disk
bluca at comedia.it
Wed Apr 2 01:26:01 UTC 2003
On Tue, Apr 01, 2003 at 09:13:45PM -0600, Justin Bauer wrote:
>I was having trouble earlier with lilo, and while configuring it, I
>wrote it to the mbr on a disk I had lvm on. The only place I found that
>mentioned this problem was in an email to this list in march 2001, over
>two years ago. It basically said that the lvm disk would be hosed. Is
>there anyway to get the data off the disk? or repair it?
if you have a recent metadata backup you can try using vgcfgrestore to
put the metadata back on the disk.
other options depend on what was the disk layout:
was it the only disk you had in the volume group?
are there lv sharing more than one pv?
do you recall the LV layout?
>Also, in the future, could I use the mbr if the pv was a partition
>rather than the whole disk?
that would be a good idea.
as much as i hate partition tables i found that just too much code in
linux applications depend on having a partition table, so wasting
512bytes for a partition table entry is easier than fixing everything
Luca Berra -- bluca at comedia.it
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