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[SOLVED]: Re: Failed to boot, wants to acces harddisk via knoppix

Quoting Will Twomey <termina@gmail.com>:

severino@ulvedalen.dk wrote:
Quoting Johannes Wiedersich <johannes@physik.blm.tu-muenchen.de>:

severino@ulvedalen.dk wrote:
i guess this should be considered a "bad answer" from the system:
# mount /dev/hda9/ /mnt/drive
mount: /dev/hda9 is not a valid block device

hinting towards a very damaged HD!

What does dmesg say about finding any HD?

hda: Maxtor 6E030L0, ATA DISK drive
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14

But at the end of dmesg I found this:
EXT3-fs: INFO: recovery required on readonly filesystem.
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.


That doesn't look like /dev/hda is mounted; just the ramdisk.

Please give the output of *just* 'df'.

You might also want to run fsck on your hda partitions, and see if that picks anything up before you try to mount them again.

Well, /mnt/hda9 (and all the other partitions) have been mounted now, and I am
copying all the data to another computer. This seems very much like a happy
ending. So now I will make a plan for macking backups *regularly*

Thanks for all the advices.


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