I've got an old EIDE hard drive that used to be used for a dual-boot WinXP and Linux (not sure what version - either RH9 or FC1), and I'd like to pull some data off it. That computer died, and I reformatted the Windows partition, but left the Linux portion alone.
My current Linux (FC10 + XP) computer uses a SATA hard drive, and I'd like to get the data from the old drive to the new one. I've connected the hard drive normally, jumpered as a slave drive.
Linux now boots normally, but I can't access the older hard drive. I tried the techniques in the following thread:
and commented there (with more info), but I thought I would be more likely to get a response by starting a new thread.
Here's a summary of what happened:
ran "fdisk -l": the command saw both hard drives
ran "tail -f /var/log/messages" and got the following:
Jul 30 16:00:44 localhost kernel: EXT3 FS on sdb8, internal journal
Jul 30 16:00:44 localhost kernel: EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
Jul 30 16:00:44 localhost hald: mounted /dev/sdb8 on behalf of uid 500
sdb8 was a FAT partition I had set up for moving files back and forth between XP and Linux (none of the other partitions were reported).
ran "vgscan", which only returned one volume group
When I ran FC10's Local Volume Management tool, it sees the hard drive and its partitions, but reports them as "Uninitialized Entities".
Thanks for any help.