I am computer savvy, but fairly new to Linux, so forgive me if not technical enough.
I have a 3TB external HDD, a Seagate, and it used to be a NAS, but the Ethernet portion failed, so I have plugged it directly into my desktop computer via SATA interface. The desktop is maybe 5 years old, Athlon dual core 4 GB RAM, etc. I set it up to dual boot Windows 7 and a yet to be decided Linux distro.
So I am trying Knoppix, the most current version, and I am running it from a live USB stick:
- I can see the HDD,
- it has several partitions on it,
- the main one is LVM2,
- but I can't mount it.
The drive has data on it that I am trying to access.
I have searched around the internet, including this forum, and found some helpful suggestions regarding LVM, but nothing seems to work. I still can't mount it or access the data on it, as everything I try results in an error. How can I access this HDD?
I can provide any additional info, as required.
root@Microknoppix:/home/knoppix# vgchange -ay vg1
/run/lvm/lvmetad.socket: connect failed: No such file or directory
WARNING: Failed to connect to lvmetad. Falling back to internal scanning.
1 logical volume(s) in volume group "vg1" now active
mount /dev/vg1/lv1 /mnt/tmp
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/mapper/vg1-lv1, missing codepage or helper program, or other error
In Some cases useful info is found in syslog - try dmesg | tail or so
Update Ok, thank you @Hauke, i tried using your command and got the same error:
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/mapper/vg1-lv1,
missing codepage or helper program, or other error
in some cases info is found in syslog - try dmesg | tail or so