[linux-lvm] Mounting lvm partition

Klaus Strebel klaus.strebel at gmx.net
Mon Mar 23 07:41:02 UTC 2009

Steve Lavoie schrieb:
> Hi!
> Here what I did:
> Created VG (vg0) and LV (testntfs)
> Share them using Iscsi Enterprise target.
> Connect to them using my Windows PC and created NTFS fileystem on it.
> Stop Iscsi Enterprise target.
> Now I am trying to mount this partition on the Linux system.
> Here what is happening when I tried to mount it.
> zabbix:/etc# mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/vg0/testntfs /mnt
> NTFS signature is missing.
> Failed to mount '/dev/mapper/vg0-testntfs': Invalid argument
> The device '/dev/mapper/vg0-testntfs' doesn't have a valid NTFS.
> Maybe you selected the wrong device? Or the whole disk instead of a
> partition (e.g. /dev/hda, not /dev/hda1)? Or the other way around?
> I retried but instead of creating a NTFS FS, I formatted using FAT32
> zabbix:/etc# mount -t vfat /dev/vg0/testntfs /mnt
> mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on
> /dev/mapper/vg0-testntfs,
>       missing codepage or helper program, or other error
>       In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
>       dmesg | tail  or so
> I need to access this data for some backup purpose. Any idea?

Hi Steve!

Yep, connect it via iSCSI ( even on the iSCSI-Target ) before you mount it!

Mit freundlichen Grüssen / best regards

Klaus Strebel, Dipl.-Inform. (FH), mailto:klaus.strebel at gmx.net

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