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

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
  • didn't work, check this: prntscr.com/81w3hb – MrJack Mcfreder Aug 7 '15 at 12:37
  • please check this as well!:prntscr.com/81wbln – MrJack Mcfreder Aug 7 '15 at 12:55
  • 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
  • please check what those commands return: prntscr.com/81xkfu – MrJack Mcfreder Aug 7 '15 at 14:47
  • 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

Your Answer

By clicking "Post Your Answer", you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy, and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.