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URGENT: Linux wont boot!

Good evening experts

I have some problems with a server. It seems that the / partition is full, crashed and won't boot anymore, I guess it's because of no space available. it's a lvm under root as far as the admin told me. Is there any way to revive it so I could free some space?? It's urgent, really
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Boot from an installation disk. Mount a USB drive. Move some files off the full partition. Reboot.
ArrismogAuthor Commented:
The server is under a mainframe, so, there's no usb drive.

What I did is virtually attached the disks (4 disks with root LVM) under another virtual server. How do I mount a (root LVM under another server)? Please
ArrismogAuthor Commented:
Hi again

As a new status, I'm confirming there's no LVM root, already attached the disks to another server, how do I mount it? Please
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ArrismogAuthor Commented:
...for example, mount serverA's root disk as /serverARoot under ServerB
ArrismogAuthor Commented:
OS - SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 if its of any help
ArrismogAuthor Commented:
Man...it's a root LVM...any way to mount a root LVM on another system??
(to see if the physical disks are detected on the alt system.)

vgimport "vgname"
(to import the VG.
example: vgimport myvg )

vgchange -ay "vgname"
(to activate the LV
example: vgchange -ay myvg)

mount the required LV on /mnt and clean-up data.
You could try and boot from parted magic(linux based) iso disc and manually delete unnessary files so that there are some free space left to do a normal boot sucessfully.
Parted magic is like a linux live disc/rescue disc that is bootable.


all da best
ArrismogAuthor Commented:
worked!! added the disks on another server, mounted as suggested...cleaned up...booted again!!!

Sir, you made my day (...or evening)

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