[CentOS] LVM & Knoppix

Robert kerplop at sbcglobal.net
Tue Oct 4 03:31:33 UTC 2005

I'm probably missing something very simple.
My hard drive looks like this:
[root at mavis ~]# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hdb: 163.9 GB, 163928604672 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19929 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hdb1   *           1          13      104391   83  Linux
/dev/hdb2              14       19929   159975270   8e  Linux LVM

Inside the  Logical Volume there are my / partition and swap partition 
and CentOS4 sorts it out just fine.

[root at mavis ~]# mount
/dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00 on / type ext3 (rw)
/dev/hdb1 on /boot type ext3 (rw)

However, if I boot e.g. KNOPPIX, I'm unable to mount anything except the 
/boot partition on hdb1. 
Is there any way out of this intolerable situation other than doing a 
full backup, repartitioning the hard drive without that damnable LVM and 
restoring the whole thing from the backup?

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