trying to mount usb/hard drive

Robert Moskowitz rgm at
Fri Dec 20 17:01:46 UTC 2013

On 12/20/2013 11:39 AM, bruce wrote:
> Hi,
> The drive from the 1st system is a 640G drive
> The partition data from the system monitor app gives the following:
> /dev/mapper/vg_dell45_lv_root        /
> /dev/mapper/vg_dell45_lv_apps        /apps
> /dev/mapper/vg_dell45_lv_backup        /backup
> /dev/sda1                /boot
> /dev/mapper/vg_dell45_lv_home        /home
> When I pop the drive into a usb drive bay to examine/view the drive
> from the 2nd system, I only get the 340M slice of the drive.

Here is my notes on working with LVMs:

LVM partitions

I used the following to figure it out.

You'll probably need to do /sbin/vgscan to figure out the lvm name then

/sbin/vgchange -a y;
mount /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 /mnt/whatever

To find the mount point try

ls /dev/LVM_Group_name/

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