Re: Cant access laptop hard drive through bootable ubuntu USB
Unfortunately ... you're up against two possible problems ...
First, if the partition filesystem is corrupted, you are most likely NOT going to be able to mount it in Ubuntu. It has no way of overcoming filesystem corruption and if it detects that, it will simply refuse to mount it.
Second, there is no Linux equivalent of MS Windows CHKDSK. So, if you can't mount the filesystem, your only recourse is likely to be removing the drive, connecting it to an MS Windows PC, and attempting to run CHKDSK from there.
Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 17; MS Win 8.1.
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