mount a win8 hdd [solved]

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jamarsh
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mount a win8 hdd [solved]

Postby jamarsh » 29 Oct 2015, 19:42

I have removed the hdd from a win8 computer that does not run properly. I would like to mount the partition via usb and rescue the data. Can this be done with Win8? I never had a problem with win7.

I tried ntfs-3g, and this is the response:
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 1 4294967295 4294967292 ee GPT
[email protected]:/mnt$ sudo ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /mnt/windows
ntfs-3g: Failed to access volume '/dev/sdb1': No such file or directory

ntfs-3g 2013.1.13AR.1 external FUSE 29 - Third Generation NTFS Driver
Configuration type 7, XATTRS are on, POSIX ACLS are on

Copyright (C) 2005-2007 Yura Pakhuchiy
Copyright (C) 2006-2009 Szabolcs Szakacsits
Copyright (C) 2007-2012 Jean-Pierre Andre
Copyright (C) 2009 Erik Larsson

Usage: ntfs-3g [-o option[,...]] <device|image_file> <mount_point>

Options: ro (read-only mount), windows_names, uid=, gid=,
umask=, fmask=, dmask=, streams_interface=.
Please see the details in the manual (type: man ntfs-3g).

Example: ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 /mnt/windows

gernot
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Re: mount a win8 hdd

Postby gernot » 29 Oct 2015, 23:01

/dev/sdb1 is not a data partition. I think its just a container for the GPT partitions.

Try "fsarchiver probe"

Gernot

jamarsh
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Re: mount a win8 hdd

Postby jamarsh » 30 Oct 2015, 18:55

Thanks for your reply. Here is the result from fsarchiver probe:
[email protected]:~$ sudo fsarchiver probe
[======DISK======] [=============NAME==============] [====SIZE====] [MAJ] [MIN]
[sda ] [ST1000DM003-9YN1 ] [ 931.51 GB] [ 8] [ 0]
[sdb ] [02-1BD142 ] [ 465.76 GB] [ 8] [ 16]

[=====DEVICE=====] [==FILESYS==] [======LABEL======] [====SIZE====] [MAJ] [MIN]
[sda1 ] [ext2 ] [<unknown> ] [ 243.00 MB] [ 8] [ 1]
[sda5 ] [crypto_LUKS] [<unknown> ] [ 931.27 GB] [ 8] [ 5]
[dm-0 ] [LVM2_member] [<unknown> ] [ 931.27 GB] [252] [ 0]
[dm-1 ] [ext4 ] [<unknown> ] [ 927.34 GB] [252] [ 1]
[dm-2 ] [<unknown> ] [<unknown> ] [ 3.88 GB] [252] [ 2]

gernot
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Re: mount a win8 hdd

Postby gernot » 30 Oct 2015, 22:06

is it possible that /dev/sdb is encrypted?

Check dmesg for more information about this device.

try parted -l /dev/sdb

Which sysresccd version use you? Sysresccd is compiled with EFI partition support.

Gernot

jamarsh
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Re: mount a win8 hdd

Postby jamarsh » 01 Nov 2015, 03:35

I am working on the same usb drive via a different computer. This is a hard drive from a standard home installation of windows 8, so i don't think there is any encryption.

Here is the report from dmesg
[email protected] /root % dmesg | grep sdc
[ 8.630600] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] 122096646 4096-byte logical blocks: (500 GB/465 GiB)
[ 8.631961] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] Write Protect is off
[ 8.631967] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] Mode Sense: 28 00 00 00
[ 8.633035] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] No Caching mode page found
[ 8.633038] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] Assuming drive cache: write through
[ 8.633841] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] 122096646 4096-byte logical blocks: (500 GB/465 GiB)
[ 8.635839] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] No Caching mode page found
[ 8.635841] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] Assuming drive cache: write through
[ 8.654153] sdc: unknown partition table
[ 8.655137] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] 122096646 4096-byte logical blocks: (500 GB/465 GiB)
[ 8.657150] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] No Caching mode page found
[ 8.657155] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] Assuming drive cache: write through
[ 8.657161] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] Attached SCSI disk

Here is the report from parted -l /dev/sdb

parted -l /dev/sdc
Model: ATA WDC WD3200BEVT-2 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 320GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags:

Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
1 1049kB 525MB 524MB primary ext4
2 525MB 214GB 214GB extended boot, lba
5 526MB 21.1GB 20.6GB logical ext4
6 21.1GB 42.1GB 21.0GB logical ntfs
7 42.1GB 50.4GB 8389MB logical linux-swap(v1)
8 50.4GB 183GB 132GB logical ntfs
9 183GB 211GB 28.6GB logical ext4
10 211GB 214GB 2829MB logical ext4
3 214GB 320GB 106GB primary ntfs


Model: CBM Flash Disk (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdb: 1052MB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags:

Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
1 512B 1052MB 1052MB primary fat32 boot, lba


Error: /dev/sdc: unrecognised disk label
Model: ST500DM0 02-1BD142 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdc: 500GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 4096B/4096B
Partition Table: unknown
Disk Flags:

I am using sysresccd version 4.5.4

gernot
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Re: mount a win8 hdd

Postby gernot » 01 Nov 2015, 07:13

[ 8.654153] sdc: unknown partition table
Partition Table: unknown
dmesg and parted show that the partitiontable is unknown.

If the disk was always used as USB drive its possible it was used without a partitiontable. In this case you can try ntfs-3g /dev/sdb /mnt/windows -o ro

If it was a system disk may be the partitiontable got lost. testdisk scan the disk and let you create a new table. Be careful or make a 1/1 backup.

Gernot

jamarsh
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Re: mount a win8 hdd

Postby jamarsh » 06 Nov 2015, 22:52

Thanks for your replies.

This is a system disk. The owner (my mother) tells me that it booted properly when installed and turned on. She is visiting and I bought a new computer and was trying to transfer the personal files.

I tried this command to no avail:
ntfs-3g /dev/sdb /mnt/windows -o ro

I also tried plugging it in to a windows 8 computer, hoping the drive would show up, but with no luck. I guess I will try testdisk option next.

jamarsh
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Re: mount a win8 hdd

Postby jamarsh » 19 Dec 2015, 04:04

Gernot:
Thanks for you helpful suggestions. It is a system disk that must have got corrupted. I was able to use testdisk to create a new table - not sure i remember how. At any rate, i was able to access the disk and retrieve the data.


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