I have an Ubuntu 10.4 slice on RackspaceCloud that is no longer responding after trying to upgrade to 11.10. I used their "Rescue Mode" to boot another slice with access to my old server, which gives me the following information on my main partition when I use fdisk -l:
root@server:~# fdisk -l
Disk /dev/xvdb: 81.6 GB, 81604378624 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9921 cylinders, total 159383552 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: 0x00000000 Disk /dev/xvdb doesn't contain a valid partition table
When I try and mount this, it won't let me without fixing this issue:
root@server:~# mount /dev/xvdb /mnt mount: you must specify the filesystem type
I'm guessing that the lack of a partition table is why I can't boot into the server -- is there a way to fix this or at least get access to the data on this disk?
Just tried again with a fresh rescue instance and got a little closer with:
root@server:/var/log# mount /dev/xvdb /mnt root@server:/var/log# cd /mnt root@server:/mnt# ls -l total 16 drwx------ 2 root root 16384 2012-06-17 14:33 lost+found
The lost+found folder is all that is in the newly mounted drive which I suspect is because of the missing partition table again.
I'm new at working with partitions on ubuntu, so I may be making an obvious mistake -- any resource suggestions or other tricks greatly appreciated.