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Thread: Older hard disk became inaccessible

  1. #1
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    Jul 2008
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    Older hard disk became inaccessible

    Hello everybody
    I had a 250 GB hard disk with Ubuntu 11.10 installed on it. Thereafter I installed on it 12.04 and updated. The hard disk stopped working.
    Then I purchased new 500 GB HD. On it I installed Precis Pangolin which is working well. But when I try to access my earlier 250 GB hard disk I get the following error message.

    Unable to mount 246 GB Filesystem

    Error mounting: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb1,
    missing codepage or helper program, or other error
    In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
    dmesg | tail or so

    My older hard disk contains lot of educational and office data and beautifull memorable moments/photos/videos. Please help me recover my data

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
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    South Africa
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    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Older hard disk became inaccessible

    Install testdisk /photorec (on your 500GB 12.04 install); it's in the repos of 12.04
    If you don't make backups of your important data, your data is obviously not important to you.

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