Superblock corrupted

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Joined: 04 Mar 2012, 04:38

Superblock corrupted

#1 Post by Staran »

I have an esata drive that I am unable to mount on Linux using livecd. I see sdb but no partitions such as sdb1 sdb2 sdb3. The disk is connected using esata-USB cable but is not spinning. Fisk says superblock may be corrupted.
I tried using test disk on windows then. On windows the drivers get loaded but there is no drive letter for this drive. Hence I am unable to proceed with this application. Any clues what is wrong.

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Re: Superblock corrupted

#2 Post by MRovis »

If data is of importance to you, make a disk image in the first place.

$ cd somewhere-with-enough-room
$ dd if=/dev/sdb of=sdb.img

Then go and read and find out what next.

That's what I did (only more complex) and what I am doing for my data now.