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    cant mount a secondary hard drive

    Hello everyone,

    I'll start by saying I'm brand new to Ubuntu.

    everything work fine after the install. I've added a second hard drive (ext2) that was in a small NAS. I need to get all of the data off of it but cant figure out how to mount it so I can access it.

    using Gparted I can see the drive and it's partitions but cannot mount it.

    any help would be hugely appreciated

    thanks.

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    Re: cant mount a secondary hard drive

    Open disk utility. Click on the drive you want to bring it into focus. Then look for the 'mount volume' text to mount it. You should then find it in your file manager, home folder. It will be along the side bar in file manager.
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    Re: cant mount a secondary hard drive

    thanks for the info.

    I guess I should have mentioned the disk was part of a raid array. the partition i need access to will not mount.

    is there any ways around this with out having to format the partition?

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    Re: cant mount a secondary hard drive

    If the partition you want to mount is sdb1 (check in gparted) then:

    Code:
    sudo mkdir /media/sdb1
    sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /media/sdb1
    That should do it. You may need to change some of the details to match your situation. They can all be found in Gparted or by running:

    Code:
    sudo blkid

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    Re: cant mount a secondary hard drive

    thanks, the result I get is

    mount: unknown filesystem type 'linux_raid_member'

    after run blkid

    UUID="******" TYPE="linux_raid_member"

    in Gparted it's listed as ext2

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    Re: cant mount a secondary hard drive

    If the disk was part of a raid array -- then you may not be able to get the data. It would depend on the raid level used (how the data was stripped).

    Is the NAS device still available?

    Do you know what raid level was used?

    Do you know if it was hardware or software raid?

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    Re: cant mount a secondary hard drive

    it was a mirror. the NAS is toast and the second HDD's motor is dead.

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    Re: cant mount a secondary hard drive

    You should be able to do it then...

    If you have a spare disk you might want to make a complete clone of the disk you are going to try and access.

    Do you know if the NAS was using hardware raid or software? What kind of NAS was it?

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    Re: cant mount a secondary hard drive

    ok got it mounted but here's my next problem->

    on the partition (with hidden files shown) there are only a couple files totalling 33 meg.

    there is over 450 gig of data on that partition, Gparted shows 450 gig used as well

    it was a D-Link DNS-323 NAS

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