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    Hard drive lost

    I accidentally unmounted one of my hard drives. How can I mount it again?
    I cannot enter to Linux anymore so I have to use LinuxLiveCD.
    I tried in livecd "/etc/fstab" /command, but terminal says permission denied...
    I have tried different SATA/power cables etc. BIOS does not notice that hard drive anymore.
    So how can I mount that hard drive back?


    Additional info: I put in few days ago new hard drive and tried to copy files from that afterwards disappeared hard drive to new one. It did it few minutes and then say "cannot move..." After that I canceled it and then hard drive disappeared. I shut down and booted computer and then I can see it again and working. But slow. (That all I did in Windows)

    Anyway. Now its totally lost (and me too).

    Thanks a lot and I hope you understand.

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    Re: Hard drive lost

    The Linux command to mount a drive is "mount" and here is a good how-to: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Mount

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    Re: Hard drive lost

    Quote Originally Posted by snowpine View Post
    The Linux command to mount a drive is "mount" and here is a good how-to: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Mount
    I get following message:
    root@ubuntu:/home/ubuntu# mount /dev/sdb2 /mnt
    mount: you must specify the filesystem type

    root@ubuntu:/home/ubuntu# mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb2 /mnt
    NTFS signature is missing.
    Failed to mount '/dev/sdb2': Invalid argument
    The device '/dev/sdb2' doesn't seem to have a valid NTFS.
    Maybe the wrong device is used? Or the whole disk instead of a
    partition (e.g. /dev/sda, not /dev/sda1)? Or the other way around?


    So what I have to do?
    Last edited by ch3at3r; December 26th, 2012 at 12:48 AM.

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    Re: Hard drive lost

    Are you sure /dev/sdb6 is the correct partition?
    What about just trying to access the drive through Places in Nautilus file manager?

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    Re: Hard drive lost

    Quote Originally Posted by snowpine View Post
    Are you sure /dev/sdb6 is the correct partition?
    What about just trying to access the drive through Places in Nautilus file manager?
    I am quite sure that its /dev/sdb2 because its size is right.
    How do I do that Nautilus thing?
    I am not very good in Linux...

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    Re: Hard drive lost

    Most file managers (such as Nautilus) have a left "pane" or column where you can select different partitions. Or you can go to the Go menu and choose Computer.

    Please don't edit your old posts with new information, but rather post a new reply with the new information---this will make the conversation easier to follow.

    I'm sorry but I am not a Windows user and not an expert on NTFS.

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    Re: Hard drive lost

    Quote Originally Posted by snowpine View Post
    Most file managers (such as Nautilus) have a left "pane" or column where you can select different partitions. Or you can go to the Go menu and choose Computer.

    Please don't edit your old posts with new information, but rather post a new reply with the new information---this will make the conversation easier to follow.

    I'm sorry but I am not a Windows user and not an expert on NTFS.
    I cannot see that drive anywhere. Only in terminal...

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    Re: Hard drive lost

    I apologize for offering to help, but I am not qualified to troubleshoot NTFS.

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    Re: Hard drive lost

    I have tried different SATA/power cables etc. BIOS does not notice that hard drive anymore.
    Are you sure? I guess the drive could have failed at the same time you unmounted it, but my "coincidence too good to be true" meter is rising off the chart.

    Please share:
    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l

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    Re: Hard drive lost

    Quote Originally Posted by Temüjin View Post
    Are you sure? I guess the drive could have failed at the same time you unmounted it, but my "coincidence too good to be true" meter is rising off the chart.

    Please share:
    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
    Disk /dev/sda: 1500.3 GB, 1500301910016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 182401 cylinders, total 2930277168 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x9f94aa17

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 2048 2930274303 1465136128 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT

    Disk /dev/sdb: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders, total 1953525168 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x00310030

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdb1 * 63 245762369 122881153+ 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sdb2 245764094 1953503999 853869953 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/sdb5 389126493 1953503999 782188753+ 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sdb6 380530688 389126143 4297728 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sdb7 245764096 363800575 59018240 83 Linux
    /dev/sdb8 363802624 380516351 8356864 82 Linux swap / Solaris

    Partition table entries are not in disk order

    Disk /dev/sdc: 4006 MB, 4006608896 bytes
    39 heads, 39 sectors/track, 5144 cylinders, total 7825408 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x04030201

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdc1 * 3136 7825407 3911136 b W95 FAT3
    Last edited by ch3at3r; December 28th, 2012 at 12:19 PM.

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