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    Mounting old Hard Drive with Raid Partition

    I am trying to mount an old hard drive with some sort of RAID Partition. There is only one drive so I am not sure how the RAID works. I have had no luck mounting the drive. Any help would be appreciated. I have tried many things. If I simply try to mount it without specifiying a partition type it says it must be specified. The contents of a fdisk -l command are below. Any help that can be given would be appreciated.

    Disk /dev/sda: 21.5 GB, 21474836480 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 2610 cylinders, total 41943040 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: 0x0002cda8


    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 2048 39845887 19921920 83 Linux
    /dev/sda2 39847934 41940991 1046529 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 39847936 41940991 1046528 82 Linux swap / Solaris


    Disk /dev/sdc: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 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: 0x0dd0c4c6


    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdc1 * 16065 2120579 1052257+ 4 FAT16 <32M
    /dev/sdc2 2120580 6329609 2104515 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sdc3 6329610 6474194 72292+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sdc4 6474195 976773167 485149486+ 85 Linux extended
    /dev/sdc5 6474196 976768064 485146934+ fd Linux raid autodetect

    Thanks Chris

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    Re: Mounting old Hard Drive with Raid Partition

    RAID has meta-data on the drive. You probably need to remove the RAID meta-data to get it to work as a single drive.

    Presence1960 on remove old raid setting from HD
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1325650
    sudo dmraid -E -r /dev/sda
    sudo dmraid -E -r /dev/sdb
    Also check BIOS for raid settings
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair - Updated Mar 2015:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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