Problems recovering data from broken disk

Ingo Köster ga-thrawn at
Fri Jun 11 13:09:07 UTC 2004


 maybe someone could help me out here:

 I have a broken disk with serveral partitions (1-3 primary, 4
 extended and 5-6 logical). I am able to get access to the primary
 partions and already recovered the data.

 I can see all partitions using fdisk -l /dev/hdc.
 But I cannot mount the logical ones:

     mount -t ext3 /dev/hdc5 /mnt
     mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdc5,
     or too many mounted file systems

 As fsck don't run, I tried to look for the backup-superblock with
 mke2fs -n /dev/hdc5 but it says: Device size reported to be zero. ...

 And this is the point where I am lost. Is there still way to mount
 this partitions? Many thanks any ideas.


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