Hi Les,

No LVM....this is an embedded device/appliance (I am cloning), a flash drive contains /boot and / (root). Here is the fdisk and dmesg

[root@meditest ]# dmesg | grep hda
    ide0: BM-DMA at 0x30b0-0x30b7, BIOS settings: hda:pio, hdb:DMA
hda: PQI IDE DiskOnModule, ATA DISK drive
hda: max request size: 128KiB
hda: 2047248 sectors (1048 MB) w/0KiB Cache, CHS=2031/16/63, DMA
hda: cache flushes not supported
 hda: hda1 hda2
EXT3 FS on hda2, internal journal
EXT3 FS on hda1, internal journal
[root@meditest]# fdisk -l /dev/hda

Disk /dev/hda: 1048 MB, 1048190976 bytes
32 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1015 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 2016 * 512 = 1032192 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1               1         131      132047+  83  Linux
/dev/hda2             132        1015      891072   83  Linux

Do you know of any tool that can read the superblock to examine the FS type. While in clonezilla


On Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 12:37 PM, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell@gmail.com> wrote:
On 9/15/2010 2:22 PM, Montaseri wrote:
> Thanks Les and Andy,
> I suppose I can ignore this type recognition if I can solve my real
> problem, which lead me to this inquiry.
> My real problem is that I would like to boot off of clonezilla and
> proceed to mount the root filesystem (of the box being cloned) to learn
> stuff from /etc such as IP of the box and such. This is to automate the
> cloneing to an NFS location in a proper folder, for ease of restore and
> such.
> Currently when I clonezilla fdisk reports my root filesystem type to be
> 83. When I try to mount this like
> mount -t ext3  /dev/sda2 /mnt
> I get the following error message
> VFS: Can't find ext3 filesystem on dev sda2
> mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda2 ...
> .....and bunch of other suggestions including see dmesg

The installation is probably on LVM.  I've seen directions somewhere on
how to detect and mount the volumes inside them but can't remember
where.  And I tend to avoid LVM because I haven't seen good
documentation on how to recover from errors on them.

  Les Mikesell

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