I started off with previous versions of Lubuntu and settled on 14.10, using the box as a file server and/or torrent box. I upgraded from smaller to larger hard drives over time. The last hard disk drive (HDD) was 750 GB, but it seemed to have problems mounting and booting.
There were also problems recently with copying data to and from it. I assumed that it was time to upgrade the drive. I picked up a 2 TB HDD to replace it. I would like to mount the old drive and copy data from the 750 GB to the 2 TB. The 750 GB is attached with an external USB attachment. The drive will not mount.
Since it had trouble auto-mounting to boot, I assumed that it would have trouble mounting normally. It did not auto-mount when plugged in with USB. I used the disk program, and it shows that the HDD is detected, but it is not mounting. I get a little spinning wheel. If I cancel the action, I get an error:
Error mounting /dev/sdg1 at /media/xxxxx/089e669d-ac89-4f0d-9490->09ad16a79b3b: Operation was cancelled (g-io-error-quark, 19) (udisks->error-quark, 0)
The file server was my original backup location. I do not have a second or third backup of the data, and I do not want to lose any of the data that is on the 750 GB HDD. What other options can I try?
If I become able to mount, but not copy, should I try to do some computer forensics activities to try and recover the data?
fdisk -l shows:
Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sdf1 * 2048 1458878463 1458876416 695.7G 83 Linux /dev/sdf2 1458880510 1465147391 6266882 3G 5 Extended /dev/sdf5 1458880512 1465147391 6266880 3G 82 Linux swap / Solaris
I cannot mount with the terminal. Here is my error:
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdf, missing codepage or helper program, or other error
Here is the result from
dmesg | tail:
[91643.058809] usb-storage 1-5:1.0: USB Mass Storage device detected [91643.064175] scsi7 : usb-storage 1-5:1.0 [91644.064948] scsi 7:0:0:0: Direct-Access ST375033 0SV PQ: 0 ANSI: 2 CCS [91644.066169] sd 7:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg5 type 0 [91644.073173] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdf] 1465149168 512-byte logical blocks: (750 GB/698 GiB) [91644.074192] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdf] Write Protect is off [91644.074201] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdf] Mode Sense: 00 38 00 00 [91644.075952] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdf] Asking for cache data failed [91644.075962] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdf] Assuming drive cache: write through [91644.138675] sdf: sdf1 sdf2 < sdf5 > [91644.144813] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdf] Attached SCSI disk
Looking at the disks program, I see that my partition1, which should have been ext4 is showing up as unknown. I see the button for delete partition, and more actions, but do not have the 'mount' button. Is it possible to have corrupted the partition from clicking buttons within this program to see what options are available? Is it possible to recover data from an unknown partition?