[CentOS] Removing LVM

Tue Apr 10 05:24:26 UTC 2012
Mike Burger <mburger at bubbanfriends.org>

> I have a CentOS 5 machine in which I'm trying to remove lvm. I dd'ed the
> file system to another partition, then dd'ed it back overwriting the lvm
> partition. I then modified menu.lst and fstab and replaced the paths to
> point to the correct device.
> When the system boots it's still looking for lvm. I can restore the
> system back to where it was with lvm, but I'm not sure what step I'm
> missing to stop the system from looking for lvm.
> I started following this url:
> http://daniel-albuschat.blogspot.com/2008/02/converting-lvm-to-normal-partition.html
> Any suggestions?
> Thanks,
> James


>From what you've written above, I don't see where you removed the LVs or
the physical volumes from the LVM setup, using the LVM tools. If you want
to remove the disk from LVM, that would be the proper way to go about
doing so.

Mike Burger

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