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I have a Buffalo NAS whose network interface crapped out. I want to take the two 500 gb drives set up as RAID 0 out and put them in a 13.04 desktop so I can access the data. Any answers? Suggestions?

I also have a Windows 7 machine I could try this on. I only trust Ubuntu though.

Following your instructions I get the result: ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 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: 0x21e120e1

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 63 2008124 1004031 83 Linux /dev/sda2 2008125 12016619 5004247+ 83 Linux /dev/sda4 12016620 976768064 482375722+ 5 Extended /dev/sda5 12016683 14024744 1004031 82 Linux swap / Solaris /dev/sda6 14024808 974984849 480480021 83 Linux

Disk /dev/sdb: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 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

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 63 2008124 1004031 83 Linux /dev/sdb2 2008125 12016619 5004247+ 83 Linux /dev/sdb4 12016620 976768064 482375722+ 5 Extended /dev/sdb5 12016683 14024744 1004031 82 Linux swap / Solaris /dev/sdb6 14024808 974984849 480480021 83 Linux

Disk /dev/sdc: 1007 MB, 1007681536 bytes 31 heads, 62 sectors/track, 1024 cylinders, total 1968128 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: 0x000d82ba

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdc1 * 62 1968127 984033 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)

Note: The package mdadm is not present on the live USB Boot.

In terminal I ran: sudo gparted this resulted in; /dev/sda 465.76 GiB /dev/sdb 465.76 GiB /dev/sdc 961.00 MiB

Does that help?

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Plug in the drives and see what they look like. If you have the mdadm package installed and are lucky, it should automatically be recognized as /dev/mdxx, where xx will probably be 127, and you should be able to mount it in the gui. If not check what fdisk -l shows and edit your question. –  psusi Sep 17 '13 at 22:30
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Try this:

Boot the Ubuntu live CD. Once up, open a terminal and see what partitions the kernel sees.

$ sudo fdisk -l

Note what device the attached HDDs are named such as dev/hda or /dev/hdb and so on...

Create mount point

$ mkdir /media/hdd1

$ mkdir /media/hdd2

Mount each HDD as follows:

$ sudo mount /dev/hda? /media/hdd1

$ sudo mount /dev/hda? /media/hdd2

Note:

? is the partition number so if each HDD has multiple partitions then mount each of them accordingly.

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How does this help with RAID 0? –  moon.musick Sep 17 '13 at 22:26
    
Yes, this misses the mark on the raid, and also /dev/hd* went away many years ago. IDE/SATA drives are treated as scsi so they show up as /dev/sd*. –  psusi Sep 17 '13 at 22:27
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