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Re: [Semi-OT] using a "ppc" disk on a x86 box

On Sat, Feb 06, 2010 at 03:38:19PM +0100, ncrfgs@tin.it 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.


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