I have never knowingly used linux and am a bit lost so please forgive my lack of techinical expertise / lingo.
I have been operating a FNS-1000 NAS with a single hard drive installed on my home network - all PCs run Windows. Last week, I was suddenly unable to see the disk installed or access any of my files.
These are the actions I have taken so far:
- I attached it to a windows PC and the drive can be seen but obviously no files and I have declined requests to format it :-)
- I have installed the disk in question into a windows PC as a 2nd hard drive and booted up using both Ubanto and Knoppix. Both could see the drive but could not mount it (Can't read superblock error)
- I have used a System Rescue CD (http://www.sysresccd.org)and
am just completely muddled as to how to use it - I found a graphical interface that had "GParted" and could see the disk and it's partitions with information about how much had been used on it but I really didn't know what to do with it after that.
There was an option to repair the file system which I tried but again it gave me an error - I had the option to save the details but had not idea where to save them too - pathetic I know !!
- I can recover data off the disk using "Recover my Files" software in Windows but it is just thousands and thousands and thousands of files without original names -eg "recovered file 01" through to 400000 !!
I am hoping there is someway I can use linux to see the file structure of my drive and copy files across - is anyone able to help me with instructions to do this or does the fact that the drive won't mount mean I am stuffed ?????
Where are my backups you say ???? I will tell you that story another day once my shame has worn off
Any help appreciated