Re: [Semi-OT] using a "ppc" disk on a x86 box
On Sat, Feb 06, 2010 at 03:38:19PM +0100, email@example.com wrote:
Thanks for clarifying.
The other poster was right, try out compiling all the support for the
filesystems in your kernel.
If that doesn't work there are several things you can try:
1. Launch 'fdisk' and try to print out the partition table. You can
also verify the partition table from within fdisk. If fdisk recognizes
it then that is a good sign and it could be just that your kernel
doesn't have support for it.
2. You can recreate the partion table using fdisk or gparted. I am not
sure if this will format your data but if you just want to reuse the
disk this maybe an option.
3. If you need to recover data from a disk, use 'photorec' it is a
great app and can recover almost anything.
4. Try force mounting the disk. e.g. mount /dev/sda /mnt/disk.
5. Use 'TestDisk' http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk It's open
source and from the same place that makes photorec. It can fix and
recover partition tables, etc.
I think you should take a look at #5 first and go from there.
Hope this helps.
Good luck and post back your results.