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Of course my Window$ OS crashed with an amazing uptime of 3 months this time. However when I try to use knoppix to find the HD and backup my info it won't find or open anything. I should still be able to find files on a NTFS HD to backup right? How do I do this? It's a new Dell running XP, I just need to back up the files I have saved over the past few months.
I've never had a crash so bad I couldn't pull any info out of it! If that's the case I hate window$ even more then I thought if that's possible! What I see in Knoppix on the desktop is three HD partitions sda1, sda2, sda3.. When I open a term and type mount I see dha as the cdrom and I don't see anything else that looks like a HD at all. If I type sudo fdisk I get something showing the 160 gig HD the system has and it's under /dev/sda... If I go to home it opens konqueror and if I try to type that in when I hit enter it asks what I want to open it with. How should I be accessing /dev/sda?
Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160000000000 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19452 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 6 48163+ de Dell Utility
/dev/sda2 * 7 19093 153316327+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3 19094 19452 2883667+ db CP/M / CTOS / ...
When I try to mount sda2 I get this:
root@ubuntu:~ # mount /dev/sda2 ~/p2
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda2,
missing codepage or other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so
Now somebody has to know what the issue is here and how the hell I an mount these and burn a backup DVD.... Please help, I've been waiting on this and trying different things for 3 days now.
root@ubuntu:/home/ubuntu # mkdir /mnt/windows
root@ubuntu:/home/ubuntu # mount -t ntfs /dev/sda2/mnt/windows
Usage: mount -V : print version
mount -h : print this help
mount : list mounted filesystems
mount -l : idem, including volume labels
So far the informational part. Next the mounting.
The command is `mount [-t fstype] something somewhere'.
Details found in /etc/fstab may be omitted.
mount -a [-t|-O] ... : mount all stuff from /etc/fstab
mount device : mount device at the known place
mount directory : mount known device here
mount -t type dev dir : ordinary mount command
Note that one does not really mount a device, one mounts
a filesystem (of the given type) found on the device.
One can also mount an already visible directory tree elsewhere:
mount --bind olddir newdir
or move a subtree:
mount --move olddir newdir
A device can be given by name, say /dev/hda1 or /dev/cdrom,
or by label, using -L label or by uuid, using -U uuid .
Other options: [-nfFrsvw] [-o options] [-p passwdfd].
For many more details, say man 8 mount .
I'm sort of at a total loss here.... I've tried all I can think of and I'm still stuck.. I've never had this issue before, is it just because it's a SATA hd?