sudo fdisk -lu returns the hdd I want to mount as
but when I try to mount it from KDE Partition Manager it doesn't show some directories when I try to set up a path (tried showing hidden folders, only displayed 3) and through the konsole with
sudo mount /dev/sdb /mnt, I get
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb, missing codepage or helper program, or other error In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try dmesg | tail or so.
so I tried running
sudo e2fsck -f -b 32768 -y /dev/sdb and get
e2fsck 1.42.13 (17-May-2015) e2fsck: Bad magic number in super-block while trying to open /dev/sdb The superblock could not be read or does not describe a valid ext2/ext3/ext4 filesystem. If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2/ext3/ext4 filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblock is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternate superblock: e2fsck -b 8193 <device> or e2fsck -b 32768 <device>
and when I try those variations I get the same message. How do I mount this hard drive? The file type for the hdd is "inode/blockdevice" and I've already created a partition for it but it won't save without a path.
Also, why does it say 17-May-2015?
EDIT: Was able to find the /dev folder by clicking the bar next to "Look in" however the partitions don't show up even as hidden files but it does show up if I type it into the "Directory:" bar but its not selectable ("Choose" is greyed).
Gparted, as expected, no difference. I'm sure its a file type error..
Re-partition the hard drive in gparted:
and after applying the settings it seems to have worked but upon opening my file manager, the "Devices" listing on the leftside has disappeared! My ssd is not even listed (as it had been before) "Devices" title is not there!