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Can anyone use (Parted Magic)

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#1 justinhodgebic


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Posted 03 May 2013 - 01:01 PM

so this is the deal I am trying to recover a lot of music on a laptop hard drive i have it in a USB case but my computer does not see it in the my computer icon. i can see it in other places. so i hae a boot sk in not called Parted Magic and it sees the hard drive but i cant open it. i get this error( udevil: error 64: unable to determine device fstype - specify with -t ) when i try to open it.

this is what the Properties says

Properties /dev/sdb


/dev/sdb removable mountable

/dev/sdb        149.1 G  ( not mounted )

( not found )

Showing information for /dev/sdb
  native-path:                 /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1a.7/usb1/1-6/1-6:1.0/host6/target6:0:0/6:0:0:0/block/sdb
  device:                      8:16
  device-file:                 /dev/sdb
    presentation:              /dev/sdb
    by-id:                     /dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD1600BEVT-22ZCT0_WD-WXC908349031
  system internal:             0
  removable:                   0
  has media:                   1
  is read only:                0
  is mounted:                  0
  mount paths:                 
  presentation hide:           0
  presentation nopolicy:       0
  presentation name:           
  presentation icon:           
  automount hint:              
  size:                        160041885696
  block size:                  512
    vendor:                    WDC WD16
    model:                     WDC WD1600BEVT-22ZCT0
    revision:                  11.01A11
    serial:                    WD-WXC908349031
    WWN:                       50014ee2023c688e
    detachable:                1
    ejectable:                 0
    interface:                 usb
    if speed:                  480000000 bits/s

Can you help me get the music off the hard drive?


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Posted 04 May 2013 - 09:23 PM

I would use Puppy Linux.  Boot to the LiveCD just burnt at no more than 8X (and if using that dreaded OS, download and use IsoBurn to do the burning), us Pmount to mount the partition on laptop hdd where music resides, then move to your USB device, preferably using a terminal and the mv command.

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#3 Mr Gibberish

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 11:08 PM

Computer icon?


To access a storage device using parted magic:

1. Boot parted magic


2. Click on the "Mount Devices" icon


3. Click mount on the device you want to mount


4. Click "My Documents" and go to "Media Folder" and choose the folder that has the same name as the device you mounted (eg Sda1)



5. Now you should see your files


If you encounter any errors during this process it could be that:

1. Parted magic doesn't have permission to mount the location (did you encrypt your drive? if it has an OS on it eg windows 7 then it has protection on some folders by default)

2. The file system is corrupt or the partition table is corrupt in which case you will need to use a recovery software to repair the file system or table before being able to access the data (if you try such things you should first make a sector based backup of the drive so that if recovery fails and makes things worse you can restore from your backup)


The parition editor in parted magic has a parition table repair feature should you need it. Just unmount the drive then open the parition editor and right click on the drive and choose "Check" then apply.


#4 lucasdolis


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 10:26 AM

Hi, my name is Lucas and I am new at this helpful forum.
I was trying to recover my external HD which is a 500 GB Seagate GoFlex.
I was backing it up when my computer slept and it could not recognize the disc anymore.
Well, I started to follow the instructions here:


And stopped because PartedMagic could not mount the drive. It shows the error 64, the same as justinhodgebic. I tried the steps of Mr Gibberish but it still not able to mount. It looks like I will need to make the sector based backup, but I don't know how.

Is it possible to someone help me with that?

Thank you very much.

#5 cryoganix


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Posted 10 January 2014 - 11:31 AM

@justinhodgebic: Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems as though you're trying to mount a raw hard drive instead of mounting the specific partition. If you're still experiencing issues, try opening up a Terminal window and entering the following commands:


mkdir ~/Desktop/mnt

mount /dev/sdb1 ~/Desktop/mnt


Once you do those, try opening up the folder named "mnt" on your Desktop and see if you can access the files contained within.

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