|Greg Helledy on 11 Oct 2017 13:04:32 -0700|
[Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]
|Re: [PLUG] plug Digest, Vol 155, Issue 19|
On 10/11/2017 3:00 PM, email@example.com wrote:
text/plain; charset="utf-8" On 10/10/2017 08:38 PM, Greg Helledy wrote:So my rsync backup onto non-LVM, non-RAID partitions seems to have gone ok but I need to put a bootloader onto the drive. I have a swap partition as /dev/sda1, /boot as /dev/sda2 and / as /dev/sda5 for some reason I can't chroot into the /dev/sda5 partition on my rescue cd. If the mount point of /dev/sda5 is /root/newroot on my rescue cd, if I'm in /root and I do chroot newroot I get: chroot: failed to run command /bin/zsh: no such file or directory (System Rescue CD may use zsh while ClearOS uses bash. Both the rescue CD and my OS are 64-bit). Is there any way around this, or any way to create a boot record by entering information about the partitions?first things first, have you tried: chroot /mnt/newroot /bin/bash
That works if I boot into the root directory--thank you! Then I run into the frustrating problem that it doesn't help me because there's a separate boot partition, and boot is what I need access to to update grub. If I try the same command to chroot into the boot partition, unsurprisingly it doesn't work: chroot: failed to run command /bin/bash: no such file or directory If I'd had the entire filesystem on one partition, I'd be all set at this point, but because of the separate boot partition it doesn't work. Is there a way around that?
? secondly, is it BIOS/MBR, BIOS/GPT, or UEFI/GPT?
Parted Magic and others can copy partitions and/ or entire disks from LVM. I've used this to backup my lvm encrypted laptop disk prior to upgrades
So that's what I should have used. A painful lesson. I actually went to start with Clonezilla but wasn't sure how best to answer some of the questions it asked, and when a co-worker suggested Paragon I tried it.
You can copy the /etc/lvm path which takes before and after captures of LVM changes so that you can restore a configuration is need be. You can review the man page for "vgcfgretore" and the documentation here: https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/Logical_Volume_Manager_Administration/mdatarecover.html However between Linux systems the LVM configuration (metadata) is automatically detected and used (and usually then place into /etc/lvm). Is the source system LVM only or LVM + MD RAID?
LVM + MD RAID. Thank you for the info on LVM, I think it's too late for me at this point, it looks like some of the LVM-related info on the disk has been "touched" by Paragon. I can still mount partitions manually but neither RAID disk will boot.Next I'm going to try reinstalling the OS, this time NOT using LVM, and rsync-ing the files over.
-- Greg Helledy GRA, Incorporated P: +1 215-884-7500 F: +1 215-884-1385 www.gra.aero ___________________________________________________________________________ Philadelphia Linux Users Group -- http://www.phillylinux.org Announcements - http://lists.phillylinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug-announce General Discussion -- http://lists.phillylinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug