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Hi, I am having the same issue trying to mount a WIN2K drive on a RAID5 box. I am trying to recover the files on a "degraded" logical drive. Here ...
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    Mounting Raid drives


    Hi, I am having the same issue trying to mount a WIN2K drive on a RAID5 box. I am trying to recover the files on a "degraded" logical drive. Here is the output of fdisk, mount, and cat as recommended in post #2. You can see there are 4 physical drives (sda1, sda2, sda3, sda5). I am not sure if I can use Knoppix to recover the files from the RAID5 array or not. --jonas

    knoppix@Microknoppix:/$ fdisk -l

    Disk /dev/sda: 744.7 GB, 744788852736 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 90548 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x0a452a82

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 653 5245191 42 SFS
    /dev/sda2 654 60364 479628607+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/sda3 60365 90548 242452980 42 SFS
    /dev/sda5 654 60364 479628576 42 SFS

    knoppix@Microknoppix:/$ mount
    rootfs on / type rootfs (rw)
    proc on /proc type proc (rw)
    sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw)
    /dev/sr0 on /mnt-system type iso9660 (ro)
    tmpfs on /ramdisk type tmpfs (rw,size=1048576k)
    /dev/cloop on /KNOPPIX type iso9660 (ro)
    unionfs on /UNIONFS type aufs (rw,noatime,si=b5f8db2b,xino=/ramdisk/.aufs.xino,noplink,br:/ramdisk=rw:/KNOPPIX=ro)
    unionfs on /home type aufs (rw,noatime,si=b5f8db2b,xino=/ramdisk/.aufs.xino,noplink,br:/ramdisk=rw:/KNOPPIX=ro)
    usbfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw)
    tmpfs on /UNIONFS/var/run type tmpfs (rw,size=10240k)
    tmpfs on /UNIONFS/var/lock type tmpfs (rw,size=10240k)
    tmpfs on /UNIONFS/var/log type tmpfs (rw,size=102400k)
    tmpfs on /tmp type tmpfs (rw,size=1048576k)
    udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw,size=20480k)
    tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,size=1048576k)
    devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,mode=1777)

    knoppix@Microknoppix:/$ cat /etc/fstab
    # DEFAULT BASE FSTAB, UNCONFIGURED
    proc /proc proc noauto 0 0
    sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0
    # Added by KNOPPIX
    /dev/sda1 /media/sda1 auto noauto,users,exec 0 0
    # Added by KNOPPIX
    /dev/sda3 /media/sda3 auto noauto,users,exec 0 0
    # Added by KNOPPIX
    /dev/sda5 /media/sda5 auto noauto,users,exec 0 0
    # Added by KNOPPIX
    /dev/sdb /media/sdb auto noauto,users,exec 0 0
    # Added by KNOPPIX
    /dev/sr0 /media/sr0 auto ro,noauto,users,exec 0 0
    knoppix@Microknoppix:/$

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    Seems I started a new thread. The error I am getting when I try to browse to the drive with PCMan File Manager is as follows:

    unable to mount device
    org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.Volume.UnknownFailure

    If I use a terminal to go to /media/sda1 there are no file there. I wouldn't necesssarily expect anything there because sda1 is just one physical drive in the array.

    Maybe more background will help.

    I have a RAID5 configuration with 4 hard drives (WD 250GB) on an LSI 150-6 RAID controller. Two drives failed (ports 1&2 of 0-3). I replaced the drive at 1 and rebuilt that drive. This shouldn't work--a RAID5 logical drive should not be possible to recover from 2 failed drives. Nonetheless, the logical drive comes up, but as "degraded" as there is still a unresponsive drive on port 2.

    I was exploring to see if I could use Knoppix to at least recover the files on the logical drive before spending $1800 to take the 4 drives to the pros to recover the files.

    --jonas

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    Is the Win2K drive /dev/sda2? I suspect it might be but I am unfamiliar with SFS file systems..and RAID systems. You might be able to mount all the drives if you want to browse them all.
    Code:
    mkdir /media/sda1
    Code:
    mount /dev/sda1 /media/sda1
    All your files will be located at /media/sda1
    You can do the same for each partition until you hopefully find the one you need. You just need to modify the command for each partition
    Code:
    mkdir /media/sda2
    Code:
    mount /dev/sda2 /media/sda2
    EDIT: I moved your post here. And I also just noticed your newest reply.
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