[CentOS-virt] Mounting LVM contained ntfs systems.

Christopher G. Stach II cgs at ldsys.net
Wed Feb 24 19:45:53 UTC 2010

----- "Ben M." <centos at rivint.com> wrote:

> I dd'd the LV from a snapshot to an empty LV on a different VG with 
> identical extents like this:
> dd if=/dev/vgsnapshotsource/win2k8-snapshot
> of=/dev/vgtarget/win2k8-target
> I'm a little confused by what you mean by "partition" and disk in this
> context. There is the LV container created, a partition, but also a 
> volume and presented as a "disk" to the Windows vm.

I meant from the perspective of Linux. It is unclear to me how many layers are involved and whether or not you already did the kpartx bit, but if in case you didn't... If Windows is using the LV as an entire disk and partitions it, you have to use that partition table, too.

Christopher G. Stach II

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