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  1. #16
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    Okay, through Konsole I set it so that I can see what is in sdc1: mount /dev/sdc1 /mnt/mysis
    [root@mepis1 Pepse]# ls /mnt/mysis
    a la mode eula.1040.txt install.res.1036.dll Qoobox
    AuroraCD eula.1041.txt install.res.1040.dll $RECYCLE.BIN
    Boot eula.1042.txt install.res.1041.dll SentriLockCardUtil.err
    bootmgr eula.2052.txt install.res.1042.dll SWSetup
    BOOTSECT.BAK eula.3082.txt install.res.2052.dll System Volume Information
    COMBOFIX FINIS_IT.TXT install.res.3082.dll updatedatfix.log
    ComboFix.txt globdata.ini Intel Users
    Config.Msi hp MSOCache VC_RED.cab
    Documents and Settings HP PCL5 Universal Print Driver pagefile.sys vcredist.bmp
    eula.1028.txt install.ini PerfLogs VC_RED.MSI
    eula.1031.txt install.res.1028.dll ProgramData Windows
    eula.1033.txt install.res.1031.dll Program Files
    eula.1036.txt install.res.1033.dll Program Files (x86)

    So now when I go to Disk Utility and look at sdc1 it shows a Mount Point: mounted at my/sis but when I click om it I get a similar error as before: Failed to execute child process "nautilus" (No such file or directory)

    What did I miss, if anything? Now I can view whatever I want through my win7 hard drive but I am trying to free myself of windows again and want to mainly deal with Linux.

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    Okay, I read the man mount before and again and I understand what is saying in reference to the need for " -t ". Now as for this hard drive it is the Cloned hard drive. And Disk Utility says it is a good healthy hard drive. So, through Mepis I cannot mount sdc1 through Disk Utility. I will show you the fdisk -l for sdc; Disk /dev/sdc: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x1549f232

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdc1 1 59124 474913498+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sdc3 * 59125 60801 13470502+ 7 HPFS/NTFS

    Now I mounted sdc1 because looking at the "start" and "end" I have more "blocks" so I presume it is where all of the win7 info is. And Disk Utility has sdc1 in the "volumes" section.

    If you want I could create a directory for sdc3 and see what happens.

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    Your post #16 shows a list of file names inside sdc1 when it is mounted on /mnt/mysis. They look like a boot partition for me as bootmgr which is the boot loader for Vista/Win7/Win8.

    Post #17 indicates that the partition table of sdc is healthy but this information cannot show make-up of the files inside.

    The two posts together would suggest there are files still readable at least in terminal mode for sdc1 partition.

    Your sdc3 has been marked active in Windows term (or bootable in Linux term) with a *. This is the first partition bootmgr would boot up. Show us the contents inside.
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    Sorry for the delay. Anyway, I cannot get sdc3 to work. Here is the bash:
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    [root@mepis1 Pepse]# mount -t ntfs /dev/sdc3 /mnt/mysis
    NTFS signature is missing.
    Failed to mount '/dev/sdc3': Invalid argument
    The device '/dev/sdc3' doesn't seem to have a valid NTFS.
    Maybe the wrong device is used? Or the whole disk instead of a
    partition (e.g. /dev/sda, not /dev/sda1)? Or the other way around?
    [root@mepis1 Pepse]# mount -t ntfs /dev/sdc3* /mnt/mysis
    NTFS signature is missing.
    Failed to mount '/dev/sdc3': Invalid argument
    The device '/dev/sdc3' doesn't seem to have a valid NTFS.
    Maybe the wrong device is used? Or the whole disk instead of a
    partition (e.g. /dev/sda, not /dev/sda1)? Or the other way around?


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    Your sdc3 may have been damaged.

    NTFS is a M$ proprietary filing system and its inner working is not available to the public. Thus there is a limited assistance that can be carried out by a Linux.

    My suggestion is submit the partition to a MS Windows to see if it can be repaired. If the damage isn't severe a MS Windows may be able sort the partition out by CHKDSK. It is always the OS's responsibility to ensure the integrity of the filing system.
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    Okay, I will see what I can do about that. Thanks for the help.

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    Interesting item just came up. I just tried to setup my own win7 hard drive through Disk Utility and I have encountered the same issue as I had with my sister's hard drive. I made a dir called myharddrive and the mount point is sdb1 (because there is only 1 partition). I go to Disk Utility and click on the mount point of /mnt/myharddrive and the error is: Failed to execute child process "nautilus" (No such file or directory).

    What am I missing? Here is the info on that drive from fdisk -l: Disk /dev/sdb: 500.1 GB, 500106780160 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x98ad98ad

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  8. #23
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    But your fdisk -l does not indicate a partition table and so there was no sdb1. If there was no sdb1 partition then nautilus could not it to mount of course it had to report failure.

    It looks like the partitions in your disk have been deleted.

    You can also try the command
    Code:
    cfdisk /dev/sdb
    or
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    gparted
    to see if there is a partition sdb1 inside the hard disk device sdb.

    If there is no partition inside sdb then every Linux partitioning tool will report the same. Try it with MS Windows partitioning tool and you will get identical result too. (by booting up a Windows installer)
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