Guys, I'm in big trouble: I can't mount my system partition anymore. So I booted a live ubuntu and this is my fstab -l output:
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 63 401624 200781 de Dell Utility
/dev/sda2 * 401625 56612976 28105676 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda3 56614910 488396799 215890945 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 56614912 470808575 207096832 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 470810624 488396799 8793088 82 Linux swap / Solaris
When I try to mount sda5, I get an error and the syslog says:
[ 256.841098] EXT4-fs (sda5): VFS: Can't find ext4 filesystem
[ 285.090764] EXT3-fs (sda5): error: can't find ext3 filesystem on dev sda5.
[ 285.104868] EXT2-fs (sda5): error: can't find an ext2 filesystem on dev sda5.
[ 285.112899] EXT4-fs (sda5): VFS: Can't find ext4 filesystem
[ 285.129761] FAT-fs (sda5): bogus number of FAT structure
[ 285.129771] FAT-fs (sda5): Can't find a valid FAT filesystem
[ 285.144889] SQUASHFS error: Can't find a SQUASHFS superblock on sda5
I think the type is ext4.
Right now, I'm running "dd if=/dev/sda of=/media/WD/backup.img" to create a backup and then I would like to attempt a recovery of the partition. Can anyone advise me on how to do that?
Thank you so much,
Kubuntu 11.10 on Dell Latitude E6500