Chucked another computer tonight. This one had been ill for about a year and stopped working about two months ago (the Raspberry Pi now does all that it used to do, except run a SCSI tape backup).
But I had to rescue an LVM set to get the files – so here’s how I did that:
At first all I could see was the
/boot partition, so I plainly needed to do more:
sudo aptitude install lvm2 – get the LVM software.
sudo pvs – see what LVM groups I have.
I could see that Volume Group (VG) called
Ubuntu (it will be whatever name you gave it when created – in my case about six and a half years ago).
lvdisplay /dev/Ubuntu – gives me details of the volumes inside the group – in my case just the one (ignoring swap), identified by
vgchange /dev/Ubuntu/root -a y – this makes the volume mountable (assuming it is marked as
unavailable before then.)
mount /dev/Ubuntu/root /your/mount/point – from this point you should be able to access the files on the volume.
- Basic instructions for using LVM on SCE for a dynamically attached volume (ibm.com)
- Lvm (wiki.archlinux.org)
Groovy was a great choice as, while not as fast as C, for instance, it was easy to write something that could hack XML and SVG – all I had to worry about was the algorithm as much of the infrastructure for handling the file formats was to hand.
And Eclipse made perfect sense as the IDE as it had good Groovy support.
But my problem was I am a VIM user most of the time and so there was more than one time when I had to go back and clean up the
:w mess I had left behind.
Now, it seems, there may be a solution to hand – eclim – which allows me to use VIM in Eclipse and vice versa. I will try it in the next few days and see how I get on.
- Eclim – bringing Eclipse functionality to the Vim editor (eclim.org)
- Introducing the lackeyml format (cartesianproduct.wordpress.com)
- Using XSLT to manipulate an SVG file (cartesianproduct.wordpress.com)
- Editing Labels in QGIS SVG Output using Inkscape (underdark.wordpress.com)
- R 2.14 for Windows: now with SVG support (r-bloggers.com)
- Playing with SVG Design (webdesignerwall.com)