My Macbook (Snow Leopard OS) was giving me the rainbow wheel of death so I tried booting into safe mode and repairing the disk, with no luck. So I decided to pull the drive out and plug it into my Ubuntu 12.04 desktop with a SATA to USB cable to recover some data before reinstalling the OS. I'm having a lot of trouble trying to mount the drive. I have installed hfsplus hfsprogs and hfsutils and run the following command.
sudo mount -t hfsplus /dev/sdd1 /mnt/"AppleMount"
Which gives me this error.
wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdd1,
missing codepage or helper program, or other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so
Running dmesg tells me this.
[39666.815423] end_request: critical target error, dev sdd, sector 536
[39666.815429] Buffer I/O error on device sdd1, logical block 62
[39670.526393] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdd] Unhandled sense code
[39670.526397] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdd] Result: hostbyte=invalid driverbyte=DRIVER_SENSE
[39670.526402] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdd] Sense Key : Medium Error [current]
[39670.526407] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdd] Add. Sense: Unrecovered read error
[39670.526412] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdd] CDB: Read(10): 28 00 00 00 02 18 00 00 08 00
[39670.526422] end_request: critical target error, dev sdd, sector 536
[39670.526427] Buffer I/O error on device sdd1, logical block 62
[39763.562415] hfs: unable to find HFS+ superblock
So I think I'm stuck at this point. Can anyone guide me in the right direction? Thank you!