Hello I have been running Ubuntu 10.10 on my Hitachi 500 GB hard drive. No Windows on my computer at all. This hard disk had developed some bad sectors in the past few months.
Two days my after a power supply cut, I openend up my computer to see that ubuntu was not booting
and there was some gibberish on the screen leading to a terminal prompt labelled 'initrafms'
As I type this I am using the Ubuntu live CD. Can anyone guide me on how to do data recovery. Many of
the tutorials online assume the data is being recovered from Windows partition which is not really useful for me here.
After clicking on Places--->488GB filesystem I am getting the following message in a window
Unable to mount 488GB filesystem:
A job is pending on /dev/sda1
Can any one help me out please? Here is some information I get after fdisk -l and blkid.
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00057b64
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 59272 476097536 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 59272 60802 12285953 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 59272 60802 12285952 82 Linux swap / Solaris
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo blkid
/dev/sda1: UUID="acbb0dc4-e9dd-468d-b243-d269eb04db74" TYPE="ext4"
/dev/sda5: UUID="81370ae0-6002-42f7-8301-7807f0ba1b73" TYPE="swap"