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Unable to mount ACER

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  • Started 3 years ago by Owendewarrior
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Posted yesterday 
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A friend of mine asked me to help her recover her important data inside her "blue screen of death" laptop's hard disk, I have gone through an old forum with a detailed step-by-step tutorial on how to use Ubuntu Live CD to back up files from dead windows computer ( but I couldn't go far. I had to type root@ubuntu:~# mkdir /media/disk and I received the following information: mkdir: cannot create directory '/media/disk': File exists. I really don't know what else to do.
In addition, please see below the error message I received when I tried to open the drive:

Error mounting /dev/sda2 at /media/ubuntu/ACER: Command-line 'mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisk2,nodev,nosuid,uid=999,gid=999,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda2" "/media/ubuntu/ACER"" exited with non-zero exit status 13: ntfs_attr_pread_i: ntfs_pread failed: Input/Out error
Failed to read NTFS $Bitmap: Input/output error
NTFS is either inconsistent, or there is a hardware fault, or it's a SoftRAID/FakeRAID hardware. In the first case run chkdsk /f on windows then reboot into Windows twice. The usage of the /f parameter is very important! If the device is a SoftRAID/FakeRAID then first activate it and mount a different device under the /dev/mapper/directory, (e.g./dev/mapper/nvidia_eahaabcc1). Please see the 'dmraid' documentation for more details.

The laptop is ACER Aspire 7720!

Please, I really need help!

Posted 3 years ago
Posts: 148

WOW - I don't have a clue what any of that stuff is that you've got there but I suspect you would have more success with something a little more current. Don't know if you actually used Ubuntu 8.04 as per that article but that's almost 5 years old now.

If I may refer you to this that I posted in another discussion earlier today, I would think you would have better success.

Posted 3 years ago

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