I have an external hard drive that I was using with a NAS4FREE computer. The computer died, and I would like to use the files on the external hard drive. NAS4FREE is based on freebsd, so the external hard drive is formatted as ufs.
I can almost get the external hard drive to mount on my Ubuntu 12.10 laptop. When I plug in the hard drive to my laptop, I am told that it didn't mount via a popup message. I check dmesg | tail and am informed that ufs filesystems can only be mounted in read-only mode. No problem, I input the mount command and give it the "-r" (that is,
sudo mount -r -t ufs -o ufstype=ufs2 /dev/sdb1 /media/wshareTest). It still doesn't mount, and dmesg | tail says "UFS: failed to set blocksize". The mountpoint exists, it's a mountpoint I'd created to test stuff with. Nothing is mounted there usually, only when I physically tell something to mount there is there anything there.
This is where I've been hitting a wall. As far as I can tell, the mount command doesn't have a blocksize setting for the ufs filetype.
Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated, thanks.
edit: I realize I should include the output of fdisk -l. Here it is:
Note: sector size is 4096 (not 512) Disk /dev/sdb: 4000.8 GB, 4000787025920 bytes 256 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60562 cylinders, total 976754645 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 4096 = 4096 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes Disk identifier: 0x00000000 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 * 1 976754644 3907018576 ee GPT