My laptop died recently, and after searching for a fix I find that it is beyond repair. Luckily, my sister-in-law just picked up a new laptop and gave me her old one, but requested that I not reformat until she is sure she got everything. That could be about a month or more, and I need a working laptop now. I don't have any money to get a new hard drive, so I figured I'd use my old one.
I swap out my old hard drive, boot up a Live CD and I was planning on just moving what I need off it across a network connection, but I can't get the old partition to mount. It's the default LVM setup from Fedora 12 and I tried everything I could find on getting it to work. When I use fdisk -l, I see that the end cylinder for the first sda and the beginning cylinder for the second are the same. Some search said it was nothing, but I'm stumped. When I do mount it, I just get an empty lost+found folder. Any idea on what I could do? I don't get any errors or warning other than the previously mentioned cylinder problem.