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    Difference between a logical volume and a partition


    Hi

    What is the difference between a logical volume and a partition?

    Thanks in advance.
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    As far as I know, a partition is a part of one physical hard drive that is made to behave as if it is a hard drive itself.

    A logical volume is a section of storage, which may be bigger than one physical drive, that is made to behave as if it is all one drive.

    For example, I have a couple of small partitions on this drive for /boot and swap, but /root and /home are logical volumes that extend across a couple of physical hard drives.

    Understand?
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    Thanks a lot. That was useful info.
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    Hi

    My office computer has ext3 filesystem. Using Linux Reader http://www.diskinternals.com/linux-reader/ I can read the ext3 partition from Windows XP.
    My home computer has logical volume and I unable to read the data from logical volume.

    Anybody can tell me a software / a way I could read the logical volume data from Windows?

    Thank you!
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    Nobody can help me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stepic
    My home computer has logical volume and I unable to read the data from logical volume.

    Anybody can tell me a software / a way I could read the logical volume data from Windows?
    How is that Windows volume formatted? NTFS? If so, there are a couple of ways you can access the data on that partition from your Linux install. You might want to take a look at ntfs-3g.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrillhouse
    How is that Windows volume formatted? NTFS? If so, there are a couple of ways you can access the data on that partition from your Linux install. You might want to take a look at ntfs-3g.
    No, I don't want to read windows partition from linux (I already use ntfs-3g for this operation).
    My concern is I want to read linux partition data from windows. My Fedora is on a logical LVM partition created by Fedora installer. I wish to read the linux LVM partition data from windows.

    Is there a way to do that?

    Thank you.

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    AFAIK, its not possible to read LVM from Windows. you can read ext3/ext2 partitions using fsdriver. i will be glad if someone proves me wrong.






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    Quote Originally Posted by devils_casper
    AFAIK, its not possible to read LVM from Windows. you can read ext3/ext2 partitions using fsdriver. i will be glad if someone proves me wrong.
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    That's bad.

    Thank you.

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