I tried installing Ubuntu 12.04 on a HP Mini netbook.
During the installation process I was asked to choose the partition on which Ubuntu would have lived on. I chose the Windows (7) partition and resized it. After the resize there was (still is) an unsable space. I stopped the procedure there and I tried to boot normally through Windows to back-up before proceeding. Unfortunately I wasn't even able to boot into Windows. Using the USB stick with the Ubuntu live version I tried mounting the partition to back-up the files through terminal.
I am not able to mount the partition yet. The process and messages straight from my terminal are listed below.
I am asking for the king assistance of anyone that could help me.
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk /dev/sda
Disk /dev/sda: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders, total 488397168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xb8abbf97
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 2048 409599 203776 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda2 409600 101854431 50722416 b W95 FAT32
/dev/sda3 450586624 488183807 18798592 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda4 488183808 488395119 105656 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sda2 /media/SDA2
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda2,
missing codepage or helper program, or other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so
Thank you in advacne for your time and kind help.