Re: mount IDE via USB-bridge
On Sat, 6 Nov 2010 15:21:48 +0000 (UTC), Camaleón wrote in message
> On Sat, 06 Nov 2010 00:22:14 +0100, Bernd Kloss wrote:
> > I need to import my data from my former IDE-hd and thought it might
> > be easily done with an usb-bridge.
> > But mounting does not work.
> > This is my old disk:
> > Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
> > /dev/sdb1 * 1 38298 307628653+ 83 Linux
> > /dev/sdb2 38299 38913 4939987+ 5 Extended
> > /dev/sdb5 38299 38913 4939956 82 Linux
> > swap / Solaris
> > Data are on sdb2
> > How to mount sdb2 properly?
> Wait... "sdb2" is an extended partition holding a swap partition
> Your data should be under "sdb1".
..plug it in and see what happens, aka "smoke test it." ;o)
..unless you have a Microsoft engineered flame bait with a
Potato era kernel and Sarge era userland, it'll just work,
even if it might disagree a wee bit with your /etc/fstab
memories, read the smoke test log if you don't see an usb
pop-up offer you something. If you're on a cli-only box,
try " mount -v /dev/sdb1 /mnt " as root.
" swapon -v /dev/sdb5 " should add some (useless usb) swap
confirming your fdisk listing, but you may want to back it
up first with dd if you're trying to rescue a hibernation
crash state or some such.
..also worth reading up on fsck if mount -v suggests issues,
mount -vo,ro /dev/sdb1 /mnt may be preferable.
..med vennlig hilsen = with Kind Regards from Arnt... ;o)
...with a number of polar bear hunters in his ancestry...
Scenarios always come in sets of three:
best case, worst case, and just in case.