[Gllug] NTFS from Ubuntu
jr at stabilys.com
Fri Jun 13 21:12:37 UTC 2008
Peter Ball wrote:
> I would like to recover what user data is still on the NTFS partition but when I try to mount
> The NTFS partition I get:
> Unable to mount volume:
> mount: wrong fs type. bad option. bad superblock on /dev/hda2. missing codepage or other
This is (usually) because the NTFS volume was shut down dirty (surprise).
The only way I have found to fix this is to mount the disk on any other
NTFS machine and run chkdsk /f
Once the volume is consistent and marked clean (albeit damaged) copy the
data off. You can use either OS to do this.
Unfortunately this does AFAIK require NTFS-aware chkdsk tools.
Imaging with dd will copy the unreadable data (so the above step is
still needed) but is worthwhile if the surface is flaking off :)
'Course, it might be something else...
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