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Offline pradiptart

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USB Hard drive not opening
« on: March 09, 2011, 06:23:06 AM »
kindly tell me how to recover data from a seagate goflex 500GB ..
It is not detected by windows xp and I have some data to recover it
sir, I have tried in xp but not able to find any solution .

since it is showing in Linux redhat but still I am not able to open it
it showing Its format is NTFS and can't mount ..

Sir is there any way to read my data from this drive in Linux

kindly tell some suggestion
Thank you
Pradipta kumar rout

Offline thegod_slayer

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Re: USB Hard drive not opening
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2011, 06:13:47 PM »
it seems that your kernel dosen't support ntfs partition.

so first update your kernel and then try to mount the ntfs partition by either mount or by going to the /etc/fstab file.

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Offline arran

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Re: USB Hard drive not opening
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2012, 09:26:02 PM »
follow the following steps

In step four of the following tutorial, replace hdx1 with your actual partition found in step two. For example hda1, hdb2, sda1, etc.

1.Open a terminal and type sudo su
2.Type fdisk -l (note which partition contains the NTFS file system)
3.Type mkdir /media/windows (This directory is where we will access the partition)
4.Type mount /dev/hdx1 /media/windows/ -t ntfs -o nls=utf8,umask=0222
5.Type cd /media/windows (Moves us to the windows directory)
6.Type ls to list the files on the NTFS partition

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« Last Edit: March 06, 2012, 10:22:52 PM by arran »

Offline AaronSkido

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USB Hard drive not opening
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2017, 04:27:57 AM »
I have a bad hard drive on my workcentre pro 90. Does anyone know where I can find another one?