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Vanessa1
January 29th, 2010, 06:48 PM
Hi!

I'm hoping that someone can help me manually mount or fix my external hard drive. I can't format the drive because I have important data on it. The drive is 1TB Select USB 2.0 Desktop Hard Drive from Iomega. When I plug it in, a message appears that reads:

"Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 32: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb2,missing codepage or helper program, or other error. In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try dmesg | tail or so".

I've been researching through forums and Google searches, but I haven't come across anything helpful yet.

Thank you for your help!

blazemore
January 29th, 2010, 06:49 PM
Can you please post the result of running the command@

sudo fdisk -l
with the device plugged in.
Thanks.

Vanessa1
January 29th, 2010, 08:10 PM
Sure. I plugged in the drive, typed the command in the terminal, and received the following:

WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.


Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000d1620

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 1 977 ef EFI (FAT-12/16/32)
/dev/sda2 * 1 13995 112413086 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 13995 14594 4806727+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris

WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sdb'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.


Disk /dev/sdb: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 121560 121561 8192+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sdb2 * 1 121560 976426672 83 Linux

Partition table entries are not in disk order

I have no idea what it all means?

Thank you for your response and help!

Vanessa1
January 31st, 2010, 09:58 PM
Someone suggested that I run the command 'sudo fsck /dev/sdb2', which I did and I typed 'y' (yes) to all the prompts. It fixed the problem, and I'm able to mount the hard drive again! Plus, my data is all there!

Thanks!