[Nottingham] Viewing a second harddrive
martin at ml1.co.uk
Wed Nov 23 12:50:01 UTC 2016
I'm guessing you mean an external SATA drive enclosure to plug your
Good and thanks for letting us know. Good luck with the CV!
On 22/11/16 20:23, Ron Wilton wrote:
> Thanks for replying, Martin and Denny.
> In the end I managed to get to the files with a SATA hard drive that a
> colleague at work has lent me.
> Thanks, again. Great help.
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> On Monday, November 21, 2016, 10:21 am, Martin via Nottingham
> <nottingham at mailman.lug.org.uk> wrote:
> Rather curious...
> As Denny suggests: Might those drives be encrypted?...
> Other possibilities are:
> Re: "an old Ubuntu computer"...
> Are those two disks using the 'new' GPT partitioning scheme and your old
> Ubuntu is too old to recognize that?...
> Next test would be to use a recent Linux distro to look to see what is
> on those disks. Can you download a "Live distro" onto a DVD or USB-stick
> and run that on your old machine to take a look?
> Or... You are welcome to bring the two disks along to our next meeting
> and we can take a look. Let us know if we need to bring a USB-SATA
> > Hello Martin
> > Thanks for your reply.
> > I have tried as you suggested. However, I am unable to see the second
> > drive in the dev folder - all I have are sda, and sda1 to sda6. I
> > have expected to see sdb.
> > I have also:
> > 1) tried
> > sudo lshw -C disk
> > but only see the primary drive.
> > 2) tried attaching both the SDD and HDD as the secondary drive, but am
> > unable to see them.
> > 3) checked the cables and power sockets on motherboard by changing
> > the cables, but still unable to see the extra drive.
> > 4) booted up the computer with the above SDD and HDD but have been
> > for the floppy boot drive (does not now exist).
> > A further thing to point out is that the SDD and HDD have been
> > with Windows 7. This should not be a problem as the old computer I am
> > using to read the SDD and HDD was dual booted with Windows XP.
> > Do you have any more suggestions?
> > Thanks
> > Ron
> > *From:* Martin via Nottingham <nottingham at mailman.lug.org.uk
> > *To:* Ron Wilton via Nottingham <nottingham at mailman.lug.org.uk
> > *Sent:* Saturday, 19 November 2016, 20:42
> > *Subject:* Re: [Nottingham] Viewing a second harddrive
> > Ron,
> > Surprised noone has answered yet... It must be the weekend and a
> > sunny day!
> > On Sat, Nov 19, 2016 at 11:55:01AM +0000, Ron Wilton via
> Nottingham wrote:
> > [...]
> >> This document could be one one it two drives: a SanDisk solid state
> > drive; or a Western Digital HDD. Both of these drives have a SATA
> > interface. Unfortunately, this computer does not now work; I believe
> > that the processor is at fault.
> >> I had hoped to use an old Ubuntu computer to read these drives. I
> > attached the SSD to the SATA and power cables to act as a second
> > harddrive without success. Can anyone advise me on whether what I am
> > doing is possible, and if so, what else do I need to do?
> >> Thanks.
> >> Ron
> > Yep... You can read multiple HDD/SSD disks like that.
> > Safest is to shut everyting down and ensure the power is off. Then
> > attach your second drive with power and SATA, boot up, and then...
> > You need to "mount" the respective partitions from the second drive.
> > Look for "mount" or "devices" in the menu options for your desktop or
> > file manager or 'system menu'. You may see something described as
> > "/dev/sdb1" or "/dev/sdc1" or some such series of numbers, or some
> > that describes the partition that you want. (Your host machine
> should be
> > using "/dev/sda1" and a few other "/dev/sda..." for its own disk
> > Let us know if you're stuck for finding a walk-through.
> > (Also, for your HDD, ensure that it is firmly placed horizontally or
> > virtically. Definitely do not try using it whilst 'dangling' on the
> > cables! There is a fragile spinning disk inside that chunky metal
> > Good luck and let us know how you get along,
> > Cheers,
> > Martin
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