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azafaraht
November 24th, 2008, 06:00 AM
Hello. I'm new to Ubuntu, just installed it 3 days ago.

I have a PS2 HDD I want to mount on Ubuntu to extract some files, old screenshots of FFXI. I haven't been able to mount this drive or get info on the file system used for this HDD.

This the output of sudo fdisk -l:


Disk /dev/sda: 60.0 GB, 60022480896 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7297 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xbce1bce1

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 6994 56179273+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 6995 7297 2433847+ 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 6995 7297 2433816 82 Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdb: 41.1 GB, 41110142976 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4998 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Disk /dev/sdb doesn't contain a valid partition table

Any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Keen101
November 24th, 2008, 07:21 AM
I've never owned a PS2, and i've never tried to mount a PS2 Hard Drive. But, i will try and help as best i can.

as far as i can tell, your PS2 drive is a ~40GB drive, but is partitioned with something that fdisk cannot recognize. you will probably have to reformat and repartition. Try to google to see if anyone has some sort of alternative to reformatting and repartitioning.


Disk /dev/sdb: 41.1 GB, 41110142976 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4998 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Disk /dev/sdb doesn't contain a valid partition table

azafaraht
December 3rd, 2008, 01:58 AM
Found no alternative so basicly gave up on trying to browse my PS2 files in either Ubuntu or Windows (that was my first attempt months, MONTHS ago). I hooked it up again to the "broken PS2" and managed to log on to FFXI again on the PS2... Emailed myself the pictures and I'll soon be reformatting the little ******* to add it to my internal drives.

Thanks for the reply Keen101.