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I'm a victim of an infamous problem with wubi and I might be about to lose all my data. But that's not my question. The problem is that whenever I try to at least backup some of my files by booting via a live usb (lubuntu 13.04, specifically), I am almost never able to see my HD.

On the other hand, if I simply boot via HD - and therefore crash right away and am led to busybox - I do see some objects in /dev, namely /dev/sda1 /dev/sda2 /dev/sda5, which lets me hope that at least I am not suffering from a simultaneous HD failure.

So my question is: How can I get into one of those partitions? Busybox won't let me mount them, of course. I am not even able to re-install lubuntu, since under the live installation I cannot see any HD where the system can be saved. So I am completely stuck.

ps gparted on the live usb does not see any HD, either.

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