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Folks, I removed a hard drive from a failed Buffalo LinkStation NAS. The drive was 1TB and formatted in XFS. I installed Debian Linux on my Mac using Virtual Box ...
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    Can't Read Superblock - need help.


    Folks, I removed a hard drive from a failed Buffalo LinkStation NAS. The drive was 1TB and formatted in XFS. I installed Debian Linux on my Mac using Virtual Box just so I could get to the files.

    When plugin the drive (via USB) two volumes show up, but there's another that I can't seem to open (and may have all of the shared files I need). It's the largest volume (over 900 MB).

    I keep reading to run xfs_repair, but when I type that in the terminal, I am given "command not found". I am not sure how to use it.

    Also when I try to open the volume I am given "can't open superblock" error.

    I am not too familiar with using Linux and ma just trying to get to my files.

    Please help/advise.

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    You'll have to install the XFS utilities first - it should be 'apt-get install xfs_repair'

    Hope this helps!
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    I typed in your string in my root terminal and it replied "couldn't find package xfs_repair"

    How do I go about getting this and installing it?

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    I'm sorry, I wrote the wrong package - it should be xfsdump (here's a list of everything which this package provides - xfsrestore is a part of it). So 'apt-get xfsdump'.
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