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Old 05-23-2013, 03:57 AM   #1
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Can't read a partition


I have a 70GB partition that is "Partition Type" Linux, as described in disk utility (Ubuntu 13.10). I cannot seem to mount it or read it. I want to access it before I delete the partition to see if there is anything on there that I want.

I can't access it.
How do I access it?
 
Old 05-23-2013, 04:40 AM   #2
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what have you tried? mount should work. Do you have any error messages?
 
Old 05-23-2013, 04:48 AM   #3
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I don't know what "disk utility" in Ubuntu is (palimpsest ?), but I would expect a GUI tool that Ubuntu ship to recognise a valid filesystem. Would imply to me that you don't have a (valid) filesystem on that partition. What does "sudo parted -l" return ?.
 
Old 05-23-2013, 04:55 PM   #4
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Images should be attached
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File Type: png partition.png (86.9 KB, 19 views)
File Type: jpg Screenshot from 2013-05-23 15:57:26.jpg (196.7 KB, 18 views)

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Old 05-23-2013, 05:06 PM   #5
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According to the screenshots you posted there is no filesystem on that partition, this is why you can't mount it.
 
Old 05-23-2013, 05:11 PM   #6
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If I put a filesystem on that partition, will it erase whatever data there is?
How do I access the partition to see if there is any valuable data, such as pictures, journal articles, etc.. that I may be interested in recovering that may be on that partition?
 
Old 05-23-2013, 05:21 PM   #7
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If you format the partition with a filesystem this may overwrite parts of the data. If you want to recover data (if there is any) you can try the programs Testdisk (to see if there are remnants of a filesystem that can be mounted) or Photorec (to scan the partition for files even if no filesystem can be found).
 
Old 05-23-2013, 05:32 PM   #8
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I installed testdisk and photorec. How do I get the applications to target the partition I want to investigate and see if there are any files on it?
 
Old 05-23-2013, 05:56 PM   #9
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Just start them and follow the on-screen instructions.
 
  


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