I took a hdd out of my fedora 25 laptop to replace with SSD. The old drive is in an enclosure now. I plug it in via USB and it mounts and is identified correctly as a 1TB total capacity drive. However I do not see the file system.
All I do see are - some files with names like config-.fc25.x86_64 - initramfs* files - System.map-* files - vmlinuz-* files - efi folder (empty) - extlinux folder - grub2 folder - lost+found folder
Is there something I can do to try to regain access to the file system?
Sorry if the information is minimal. If more is needed please ask.
Current system is also Fedora 25. thx
[w@localhost]$ sudo mount /dev/sdb3 /mnt/external mount: unknown filesystem type 'LVM2_member' [w@localhost]$ sudo fdisk -l /dev/sdb Disk /dev/sdb: 931.5 GiB, 1000204886016 bytes, 1953525168 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 33553920 bytes Disklabel type: gpt Disk identifier: 11DCAA00-67D7-4922-AFA6-80642872E288 Device Start End Sectors Size Type /dev/sdb1 2048 411647 409600 200M EFI System /dev/sdb2 411648 2508799 2097152 1G Linux filesystem **/dev/sdb3 2508800 1953523711 1951014912 930.3G Linux LVM**
So I have a logical volume. Okay to get the name of the volume group
[w@localhost]$ sudo pvs PV VG Fmt Attr PSize PFree /dev/sda2 fedora lvm2 a-- 231.88g 0 /dev/sdb3 fedora lvm2 a-- 930.31g 0
and here is my problem (or at least what I am not sure how to deal with). The VG on my root is named 'fedora' as is the VG on my old hdd. So I am stuck here...
[w@localhost]$ sudo lvdisplay fedora Multiple VGs found with the same name: skipping fedora Use --select vg_uuid=<uuid> in place of the VG name.
IF the VGs did not have the same name I would get the logical volume names (which are quite likely 'home' and 'root') and mount the 'home' volume.
But how to I specify the fedora/home on my external drive sbd3 and NOT fedora/home on sda2? thx
UPDATE2: The first entry must be the external drive because of the size. But is there any other way to determine that?
[w@localhost]$ sudo vgdisplay --- Volume group --- VG Name fedora System ID Format lvm2 Metadata Areas 1 Metadata Sequence No 4 VG Access read/write VG Status resizable MAX LV 0 Cur LV 3 Open LV 0 Max PV 0 Cur PV 1 Act PV 1 VG Size 930.31 GiB PE Size 4.00 MiB Total PE 238160 Alloc PE / Size 238160 / 930.31 GiB Free PE / Size 0 / 0 VG UUID fzDOdF-o2t6-jlLj-z777-hjzh-PpoR-ehoeM1 --- Volume group --- VG Name fedora System ID Format lvm2 Metadata Areas 1 Metadata Sequence No 4 VG Access read/write VG Status resizable MAX LV 0 Cur LV 3 Open LV 3 Max PV 0 Cur PV 1 Act PV 1 VG Size 231.88 GiB PE Size 4.00 MiB Total PE 59362 Alloc PE / Size 59362 / 231.88 GiB Free PE / Size 0 / 0 VG UUID RJFPw2-y9B8-PoqX-llVN-eo5y-1Avm-efmNd3
Once I have a VG UUID what can I do with this? thx