I recently changed from a 3.5 to 2.5 inch HDD on my computer and also went from ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04. Now when I try to mount the old HDD I get the following:
sudo mount /dev/sda /mnt/oldhome mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda, missing codepage or helper program, or other error In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try dmesg | tail or so.
When I do that I get the following log output:
[ 1474.327826] EXT4-fs (sda2): unable to read superblock [ 1474.327924] EXT4-fs (sda2): unable to read superblock [ 1474.328007] EXT4-fs (sda2): unable to read superblock [ 1892.657070] EXT4-fs (sda): VFS: Can't find ext4 filesystem
fdisk -l gives me the following output:
Disk /dev/sda: 931.5 GiB, 1000204886016 bytes, 1953525168 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes Disklabel type: dos Disk identifier: 0x00005dd2 Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sda1 * 2048 499711 497664 243M 83 Linux /dev/sda2 501758 1953523711 1953021954 931.3G 5 Extended /dev/sda5 501760 1953523711 1953021952 931.3G 8e Linux LVM Partition 2 does not start on physical sector boundary.
I hope that you can help me with this tiny, but annyoing problem!