please help urgent HDD problem

mustafa lordverminard at
Sun Jul 31 11:38:08 UTC 2005

mustafa wrote:
> first let me say i am a noob.
> now heres the problem.
> i use LVM to create a larger drive from bad sectored dirves.
> it was working very well untill i messed it up.
> i had added a phsical volume after creating the rest of the logical volume.
> so it did not register on computer as new space.
> i lived with it for a whil but then decided to remove it.
> i unmounted the drive and did
> pvremove -ff /dev/hdb9
> this caused some problem in my whole volume group.
> then after some reading i tried
> vgremove --removemissing
> that seemed to fix my volume group.
> then did
> lvdisplay
> but nothing came.
> so it seems my logical volume has been destroyed.
> i would create it again but i fear doing so might destroy
> my 40+ GB of data that is very important to me.(and i have no backup)
> please is there any way i can move from this incident with nothing but a 
> lesson to backup data.
> i really would like to recover my data .
> any advice would be appreciated.
oh yeah i forgotto mention it was formatted reiserfs

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