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I'm logged into the Ubuntu Recovery mode to backup my files.

The output of sudo fdisk -l is enter image description here

The output of parted --list is enter image description here

The output of lsblk and mount | grep /dev/sd is enter image description here

Could you help me mount and take a backup?

  • Can you please edit your question and copy the output of parted -l (or sudo parted -l, if you're not root yet)? That provides more detailed output about what the partitions might contain. – Byte Commander Aug 7 '15 at 9:22
  • Sorry, I'm still missing some detail I'd like to see. What do the commands lsblk and mount | grep /dev/sd tell us? – Byte Commander Aug 7 '15 at 9:45
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If all of your data is on the main partition you selected to be used as / (file system root) during the installation, that one should be already mounted when you select recovery mode in GRUB menu and then drop to a root shell. It's just mounted as read-only, so you have to

mount -o remount,rw /

before you have write access to it.

To mount all partitions that would normally automatically get mounted at boot time, run

mount -a
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  • Run umount /dev/sda1 and mkdir /mnt/hdd and mount /dev/sda2 /mnt/hdd. Then you should be able to access the biggest partition (1.8TB) of your disk through the path /mnt/hdd/*. – Byte Commander Aug 7 '15 at 13:55
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  • So as I see from screenshots you are not in root shell ( which should have # as prompt ). Are you logged in as a regular user ? If that's the case, use sudo or sudo -i – Sergiy Kolodyazhnyy Aug 7 '15 at 19:30

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