Cannot find my external usb

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Cannot find my external usb

#1 Post by frostytokes »

hello , i know this has been asked multiple times but everyones answer ive seen doesnt help me. i have a compaq presario cq57 that was running ubuntu 14.04. i tried to partition my hard drive to install another linux distro but in doing so it seems i corrupted or did something to mess up my /tmp. now my laptop doesnt want to boot ubuntu. so i really just want to recover my pictures & files but when i try to look for my usb drive as the destination to save the recovered files in i cant find it anywhere, not in /root, /media, /run, /mnt, or the "..". i simply ccannot find it anywhere. can someone please help me

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Re: Cannot find my external usb

#2 Post by cgrenier »

Check if you can see your external USB disk via your Ubuntu graphical interface. It will probably automount the partition when you will try to access it.
The "mount" command can be used to display the mount point of this partition.
If you still have problems, you may want to visit an Ubuntu forum to learn more about Ubuntu and next use TestDisk & PhotoRec.