[linux-lvm] disk recovery - mounting external USB lvm2 volume

Allan Wolfe allan.wolfe at gmail.com
Mon Jul 16 01:30:40 UTC 2007

I had a motherboard start to throw hardware errors, so I pulled the disk
with FC6 loaded and did away with the computer.  I have installed the disk
in a USB drive enclosure and am trying to mount it as a usb drive to pull
the data off onto a new computer.   I get the following error when mounting

$ sudo mount -t ext3 /dev/sdb2 /media/other
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb2,
       missing codepage or other error
       In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
       dmesg | tail  or so

$ dmesg | tail
 sdb: sdb1 sdb2
sd 5:0:0:0: Attached scsi disk sdb
sd 5:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3 FS on sdb1, internal journal
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
VFS: Can't find ext3 filesystem on dev sdb2.
VFS: Can't find ext3 filesystem on dev sdb2.

$ sudo fdisk -l -u /dev/sdb

Disk /dev/sdb: 40.0 GB, 40007761920 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4864 cylinders, total 78140160 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1   *          63      208844      104391   83  Linux
/dev/sdb2          208845    78140159    38965657+  8e  Linux LVM

hald can automatically assisted in mounting /dev/sdb1  (/boot).

 I could use some help in understanding how to get the drive mounted since
it was originally an lvm2 volume with ext3 filesystem laid on top of it.
Thanks in advance.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://listman.redhat.com/archives/linux-lvm/attachments/20070715/9267a311/attachment.htm>

More information about the linux-lvm mailing list