Cannot retrieve data from external harddrive
My laptop died, appeared to be a problem with the motherboard or CPU. Decided to get a new computer rather than fix it. I had just installed Fedora 11 days before the laptop died.
Here's the problem: I pulled the ~120GG hard drive out and put it into an external case, thinking I could just quickly and easily grab all my files. Not so; I can't see anything of what I would like to recover.
The drive is recognized as a 210MB drive, with config and img files, and a lost&found folder that has nothing in it. Something's fishy as the hard drive is much larger than 210MB.
Running fsck, and fsck.ext4 on the device returns the following error:
The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2
filesystem. If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2
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>
which would seem obvious to me as F11 uses ext4, not ext2.
I'm guessing the 210MB harddrive should have more partitions on it along with all the data I need. Any ideas on getting to those partitions?
Thanks so much!