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I have a second hard drive that has a partition for /home mounted on the first drive. yesterday, the booting failed because /home cannot be found. I run 'blkid' and see its uuid is gone. but when I run 'fdisk -l' I can see the drive and the disk is shown in the gpart without partition type.

I tried to manually mount it but it wouldn't recognize any the filesystem type. and 'dmesg|tail' showed can't find ext3/ext4 and etc.

I also run 'file -Ls /dev/sda1' and it gives '/dev/sda1: data'.

Is there a way that I can access the drive or just copy the data off the drive?


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