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  1. #11
    SuperMod (Back again) devils casper's Avatar
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    Chandigarh, India

    Which command did you execute to mount /dev/sdb1?

    Try this in Terminal of Ubuntu LiveCD
    cd /media
    sudo mkdir sdb1
    mount -t ext4 /dev/sdb1  sdb1
    cd sdb1
    Post output here.
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  2. #12
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    Mar 2010
    Alberta Canada
    i tried to mount my 9.10 partition by going to places and selecting 145GB filesystem. i also tried your method and recieved the same error
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ cd /media 
    ubuntu@ubuntu:/media$ sudo mkdir sdb1 
    mkdir: cannot create directory `sdb1': File exists 
    ubuntu@ubuntu:/media$ mount -t ext4 /dev/sdb1  sdb1 
    mount: only root can do that 
    ubuntu@ubuntu:/media$ sudo mount -t ext4 /dev/sdb1  sdb1 
    mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb1, 
           missing codepage or helper program, or other error 
           In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try 
           dmesg | tail  or so 
    also when i update the GRUB of my 10.04 OS it no longer finds my 9.10 OS
    dan@dan-desktop:~$ sudo update-grub
    Generating grub.cfg ...
    Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-25-generic-pae
    Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-25-generic-pae
    Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.bin
    Found Debian GNU/Linux (5.0.4) on /dev/sdb2

  3. #13
    "just wondering if there is any way to recover my files or fix the OS"


    When I can't get an Ubuntu-OS to boot, I install another Ubuntu-OS along side of the existing OS.. which establishes a dual boot option page.. and I can get into either OS... Somehow creating a dual boot over-rides the bugs... I rescue my files, then reboot with "DBAN" in the CD slot.. type "autonuke, and let it do its thing.. then reinstall the OS.. and stop opening suspicious emails.. and get "Firestarter"...

    [Send "dban" a couple dollars every time it works for you...]

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  5. #14
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    Mar 2010
    Alberta Canada
    still cannot access my ubuntu 9.10 OS any other ideas??

  6. #15
    Just Joined! tyho's Avatar
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    Oct 2010
    Mwanza, Tanzania
    Do what's suggested by mount:
    sudo mount -t ext4 /dev/sdb1  sdb1 
    dmesg | tail
    This should tell you what the error exactly is.

  7. #16
    Linux Engineer rcgreen's Avatar
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    May 2006
    the hills
    As the error message says, there is something wrong with
    the file system. From the live OS, run fsck on /dev/sda1
    and see if it can fix it.

  8. #17
    If I had that mess, I'd try these things:

    1/ Switch off, then on holding "shift" button.. and pick "repair...

    2/ Open the case, and check all connections, and the unit for dust, and tidy it all up...

    3/ Add a second OS beside the OS... and hope it boots-up...

    4/ If it worked, save my files.. then run DBAN-autonuke, pull the battery for ten minutes, then install "Fedora-13 encrypted", with Internet connection off till I engaged the firewall after first boot... Then add all the Firefox security add-ons...

    5/ Then I'd tidy up all the cords, separating the power cords from the data cords... I read that the EMF of power cords near data cords can seriously drop your BB...

    6/ Still not working..? Buy a new hd or a new tower...

    7/ Do the happy dance...
    Last edited by cosmicbrat; 10-23-2010 at 11:16 AM.

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