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I have installed Fedora 12. By default it is installed with logical volume configuration. Now I need to cancel the LVM and use simple flat partitions. My main concern now is not to lose my data. Any help?


I am trying to cancel LVM configuration to be able to mount my volumes from other Linux distros that do not support LVM by default.

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There's no easy way to do this. There's also usually no good reason to do so. If you were to explain why you want this (perhaps in another question) then someone may be able to help you find a solution.

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Because my target machine will not benefit from the LVM and it would be easier for me to administrate and apply hacks – mmonem Jul 1 '10 at 15:14
Did you have any particular hacks in mind? – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Jul 1 '10 at 15:25
Actually, my hard disk lives in a .vdi virtual hard disk. I need to mount it on a real machine. I could find a solution to this by mounting it as a loop device considering some calculated offset. I stuck at calculating the sector offset for my root logical volume because of the 'Linux LVM' partition type while I know what to do if it were a normal 'Extended Partition' – mmonem Jul 1 '10 at 16:17
@mmo, use kpartx: – Tobu Jul 1 '10 at 23:29

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