I am trying to access a Windows filesystem from a former employee of ours who recently left without providing the password to their account. I booted the computer to Linux and am currently trying to mount it to Linux.
I start by doing the following:
sudo mkdir /media/windows sudo mount /dev/sda4 /media/windows
Then receive the following error:
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda4, missing codepage or helper program, or other error In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try dmesg | tail or so.
I have checked my packages regarding ntfs and receive the following after checking
dpkg -l | grep ntfs | grep ii:
ii ntfs-3g 1:2015.3.14AR.1-1ubuntu0.1 amd64 read/write NTFS driver for FUSE
When I run
sudo fdisk -l (shortened):
Disk /dev/sda: 238.5 GiB, 256060514304 bytes, 500118192 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 Disklabel type: gpt Disk identifier: A4630A7F-007F-4A1E-B07F-E2E0498BB2EF Device Start End Sectors Size Type /dev/sda1 2048 1023999 1021952 499M Windows recovery environment /dev/sda2 1024000 1228799 204800 100M EFI System /dev/sda3 1228800 1261567 32768 16M Microsoft reserved /dev/sda4 1261568 500117503 498855936 237.9G Microsoft basic data
sudo parted -l:
Model: ATA SanDisk SD7TB6S2 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 256GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition Table: gpt Disk Flags: Number Start End Size File system Name Flags 1 1049kB 524MB 523MB ntfs Basic data partition hidden, diag 2 524MB 629MB 105MB fat32 EFI system partition boot, esp 3 629MB 646MB 16.8MB Microsoft reserved partition msftres 4 646MB 256GB 255GB Basic data partition msftdata Warning: The driver descriptor says the physical block size is 2048 bytes, but Linux says it is 512 bytes.
Not sure what is left to do, any help would be greatly appreciated.