[wplug-bsd] NetBSD: mounting a Windows XP disk
brandon at 301south.net
Mon Dec 13 11:30:06 EST 2004
On Mon, 13 Dec 2004, Tom Rhodes wrote:
> On Sat, 11 Dec 2004 17:44:57 -0500 (EST)
> Brandon Kuczenski <brandon at 301south.net> wrote:
>> I am trying to use a NetBSD live-filesystem CD-ROM to recover files from a
>> dying HDD belonging to a friend, which runs Windows XP. The disk lives
>> inside an IBM T30 laptop.
> Gotta love IBM. :)
>> d: 78140160 0 unused 0 0 # (Cyl. 0 - 77519)
>> e: 75327777 63 NTFS # (Cyl. 0*- 74729)
>> f: 2812320 75327840 unused 0 0 # (Cyl. 74730 - 77519)
>> Incidentally, how would the kernel divine this information if it couldn't
>> read the disklabel?
> The kernel, if I'm not mistaken, would create a false label
> based on hardware.
> Have you tried to mount any of the parts with random / likely
> file system drivers?
Well, I was advised that really I want to mount wd0e based on the
partition table. I tried that and got even more unpleasant errors:
Dec 11 09:16:58 /netbsd: wd0: no disk label
Dec 11 09:16:58 /netbsd: ntfs_readntvattr_plain: POSSIBLE RUN ERROR
Dec 11 09:16:58 /netbsd: ntfs_readattr_plain: ntfs_readntvattr_plain
failed: o: 0, s: 1177000
Dec 11 09:16:58 /netbsd: ntfs_readattr_plain: attrib: 0 - 287
... and on the console:
mount_ntfs: /dev/wd0e on /tmp/home: Argument list too long
>> I infer that wd0d is where the data lives, and it is split into 8
>> subpartitions (sort of like FreeBSD's slices/partitions thing). Do I need
>> a /dev/wd0de device?
> You shouldn't. You know, there is a device out there which permits
> the connection of a laptop hard disk drive to a standard PC. This
> way you wouldn't need live file system CDs. :)
Yeah. I was hoping this way could work so that I could just get the
[warranty] replacement hard drive from Big Blue and be done with it.
>> If I try to mount -t ntfs /dev/wd0d /tmp/home I get the error "Invalid
> DANGER! DANGER! WILL ROBINSON: NTFS SUPPORT IN *BSD IS VERY
> LACKING AND YOU MAY BE BETTER OFF USING LINUX/WINDOWS FOR THIS
> TYPE OF THING.
Anyone got a Knoppix CD?
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