I was copying data from two ext2 formatted drives using an Ubuntu 11.04 Virtual Machine in VMWare Fusion 4 on a MacMini with Snow Leopard. I meant to quit from something else, but accidentally quit Fusion mid copy. Now the two drives will not mount. "Unable to mount" "Error mounting: mount:wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdc2, missing codepage or helper program or other error. In some cases useful info is found in syslog - t try dmesg | tail or so" All dmesg produces is: "Write Protect is off Mode Sense: 00 38 00 00 Asking for cache data failed Assuming drive cache: write through Asking for cache data failed Assuming drive cache: write through sdc: sdc1 sdc2 Asking for cache data failed Assuming drive cache write through Attached SCSI disk"

I need the data on this disk, please help!!

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You could try using a bootable recovery tool like Paragon Rescue Kit - Free Edition. I've never used it, but it claims to have the ability to recover data from paritions that have been deleted. It supports the following file systems: NTFS (v1.2, v3.0, v3.1), FAT16/FAT32, Ext2FS/Ext3FS/Ext4FS, Linux Swap, HPFS (only view), Apple HFS+, and Backup Capsule.


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