reading/copying a drive??

bruce badouglas at
Fri Dec 20 15:02:02 UTC 2013


The drive in question has multiple partitions, but I was only trying
to access the drive as a "raw/data" drive if that was/is possible.

the sys monitor app lists the file systems for the drive as being:
/dev/mapper/vg_dell45-lv_root       /
/dev/mapper/vg_dell45-lv_apps     /apps
/dev/mapper/vg_dell45-lv_backup  /backup
/dev/mapper/vg_dell45-lv_boot      /boot
/dev/mapper/vg_dell45-lv_home    /home

so i assume in order to "see" the drive in the usb bay on the new
system, i'd  mount the drive/partitions using the dir or devicename
which would then get the actual partition/drive contents.

is this close?

On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 3:09 AM, Tim <ignored_mailbox at> wrote:
> Allegedly, on or about 19 December 2013, bruce sent:
>> Took a drive from an older FC13 system, put it in a usb drive bay to
>> read from a centos 6.5 system
>> centos sees the drive, but only reports the drive as 350 M free, of a
>> 640G drive..
>> centos doesn't show all the folders/files on the drive. I'm only
>> seeing the vm/image files...
> Does it have more than one drive partition, and you've only mounted one?
> Are you the same user on the new and old systems?  Not the same
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