I'm in possession of a 100G disk that sports a partition that I have not been able to mount.
partx -o type on the device tells me the partition has type 0xa5, generally associated with BSD operating systems. Executing a plain
mount command tells me I need to specify a filesystem type.
From the 0xa5 marker I concluded it could be some version of ufs.
mount -t ufs -o ufstype=ufs2 (the default for modern FreeBSD, right?) did not yield a successful mount.
dmesg complains about missing "magic numbers". Trying a number of the alternative options for
ufstype has the same results.
- Does anyone have any tips for figuring out how to access the data on this partition?
- Is there a generic way to autodetect/mount partitions that I could use?