salvaging a dying hard disk

nathan nolast nathan1465 at
Wed Jul 27 14:55:52 UTC 2011

is the drive an internal drive or an external drive? have you tried any of
the "put your hard drive in the freezer" tricks?

have you tried to mount the drive from terminal? from my understanding there
is a force mount option "-o force"

On Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 10:48 AM, CJ <ctres at> wrote:

> I'm attempting to save some data - not necessarily all - from a disk that
> is failing or possibly I'm afraid already dead and gone.
> I've attached it along with a good drive to one machine and booted into an
> Ubuntu live disk. The good disk shows up (sudo fdisk -l) but the other does
> not appear.
> Am I sol at this point or is there a way to force the drive to appear?
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Thank you for your time
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