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rescue disk program with a gui

Subject: rescue disk program with a gui
From: darkfena313
Date: Sun, 06 Sep 2009 03:58:03 +0300
Tim Tebbit wrote:
> darkfena313 wrote:
>   
>> Tim Tebbit wrote:
>>     
>>>> Steve Reilly wrote:
>>>>   
>>>> i have a usb drive that wont open. i want to get my files off of there.
>>>>
>>>>     
>>>>         
>>> gui won't help you there.
>>> Mount it from the command line.
>>>
>>> $ mkdir /tmp/disk
>>> $ sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /tmp/disk
>>> $ nautilus /tmp/disk
>>>
>>> Do what you need.
>>>
>>> If /dev/sdb1 is not your usb drive or you don't know what it is...
>>> Reconnect the device and run
>>>
>>> $ dmesg |tail and note the device location. substitute /dev/sdb1
>>>
>>>
>>>   
>>>       
>> Tim, here is what happen. i did what you said and the drive opened up 
>> showing nothing inside. the funny thing about that is the dive indicates 
>> that  space has been used but no files are shown when nautilus opens the 
>> drive.
>>
>>     
>
> Possibly hidden files or files that begin with a period. <ctrl> + <h> in
> nautilus should display them if any are present.
>
> It is possible the drive is empty. Or you have mounted the incorrect
> partition of the device.
>
> the output of..
>
> $ df -hT
>
> and..
>
> $ sudo fdisk -l
>
> with your drive connected and mounted would be helpful.
>
>
>   
here you go.
Filesystem    Type    Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda5     ext3     37G  3.7G   32G  11% /
tmpfs        tmpfs   1007M     0 1007M   0% /lib/init/rw
varrun       tmpfs   1007M  352K 1006M   1% /var/run
varlock      tmpfs   1007M     0 1007M   0% /var/lock
udev         tmpfs   1007M  180K 1007M   1% /dev
tmpfs        tmpfs   1007M   84K 1007M   1% /dev/shm
lrm          tmpfs   1007M  2.4M 1004M   1% 
/lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/volatile
/dev/sda2     ext3     12G  6.8G  4.7G  60% /home
/dev/sda3  fuseblk     88G   80G  7.8G  92% /media/thenewerkidontheblock
/dev/sdb1     ext2    1.9G  1.3G  463M  74% /media/disk

Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0002d0c4

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1        1206     9687163+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2            1207        2761    12490537+  83  Linux
/dev/sda3            7631       19055    91771312+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda4            2762        7630    39110242+   5  Extended
/dev/sda5            2762        7630    39110211   83  Linux


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