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How to access LVM partitions when system is booted with rescue CD

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Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10
Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
Novell openSUSE 10.2
Novell openSUSE 10.3
Novell Open Enterprise Server (Linux based)
Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (OES2)


Situation

Due to problems on a SLES server you need to boot with the rescue CD and need to change data. The /-partition is not on LVM. Several other data are on LVM partitions.

Resolution

SLES 9:
1. Start the system with the rescue CD
2. Login with root (no password needed)
3. Mount the / partition. E.g.mount /dev/sda1 /mnt

4. Give the command: chroot /mnt --> you could get some errors. Ignore these errors.

5. Give the command mount -av

6. The LVM partitions should be available


SLES 10 and SLES 11:

1. Start the system with the rescue CD
2. Login with root (no password needed)
3. Mount the / partition. E.g.mount /dev/sda1 /mnt

4. Give the command: mount -o bind /dev /mnt/dev

5. Give the command: mount -o bind /proc /mnt/proc

6. Give the command: mount -o bind /sys /mnt/sys

7. Give the command: chroot /mnt --> you could get some errors (e.g. regarding yast). Ignore these errors.

8. Give the command: mount -av

9. The LVM partitions should be available

Additional Information

Please note TID 7014112 - Symbolic links /dev/$VGNAME/$LVNAME unavailable in SLE11SP3 rescue system in case the SLE11SP3 rescue system is used.

Disclaimer

This Support Knowledgebase provides a valuable tool for NetIQ/Novell/SUSE customers and parties interested in our products and solutions to acquire information, ideas and learn from one another. Materials are provided for informational, personal or non-commercial use within your organization and are presented "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.

  • Document ID:3134230
  • Creation Date:13-DEC-07
  • Modified Date:07-MAY-15
    • SUSESUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
      SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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