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    mount error: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock


    my laptop's HD sorta died today and naturally I need some data off of it,
    so I bought an IDE apapter and hooked it up to a desktop as a slave drive

    I am having no luck mounting it, the drive is spinning and hopefully just has boot issues

    unfortunately life has required me to have a dual boot of winxp pro and rh9 on the damaged drive

    i am trying : mount -t ext2or3 /dev/hdcX /mnt/drive2
    and getting error: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdcX

    any suggestions?

    prayers welcome

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    Does the BIOS recognize the drive (i.e. show something like "Drive 3: FOOBAR ATAPI-IDE" right after booting)?

    Does the kernel recognize the drive (i.e. show something like "hdc: FOOBAR, ATA DISK drive" in console output)?

    Can you still access the winxp partition on the damaged drive, from either Linux or Windows?

    Are you sure you're mounting the correct partition (i.e. the correct "X" number on "hdcX")?

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    it seems most likely this is a hardware issue, not a software one, depending on how proficent you are, lookinto stopping by a competent computer store and asking what they can do.
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