[linux-audio-user] [OT] disk recovery problem

David Cournapeau cournape at enst.fr
Mon Jan 31 00:45:28 EST 2005

Hi there,

    It is a kind of OT, but I couldn't find any useful information, and 
I already wasted half a day on this problem, so I thought someone here 
would be able to help me.
    It seems like my partition table is messed up, and I am not able to 
mount all my partitions. For example, mount refuse to mount /dev/hda12 
on any directory: when I do a mount -r /dev/hda12 /mnt/tmp, mount tells 
me that hda12 is already mounted, or that /mnt/tmp is busy. The 
partition is not mounted for sure, and I tried several other tempory 
locations, without any success. The "funny" part is that a fsck.ext3 
/dev/hda12 doesn't give me any error when I check the filesystem (which 
let me some hope about the possible recovery).
    Basically, I think the problem is only coming from a wrong partition 
table, but I don't know how to recover the good beginning/end of the 
partitions (the partitions used for the OS itself seem OK, my linux is 
works flawlessly, "only" my last data partitions are not accessible 
anymore). All my partitions are ext3.

    Thank, and my apologies for the OT,


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