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How to mount ext hdd

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    WIndows 8

    How to mount ext hdd

    So I am running Ubuntu on my laptop which has been my primary computer for the past two years or so. My issue is this:
    I bought a new computer, I was in the process of setting everything up then when I realized my HDD wasnt there, I figure I didnt plug it in all the way. No, it is in, the computer recognizes that there is a external HDD but I cannot access it. It does not have a letter assigned to it.
    So... I tried it on another laptop with windows... Same issue... I plug it into my laptop with Ubuntu and there it is, full access...
    I have done a lot of research and come to no true answer. I checked the file system through "disks" and it shows that the HDD is still NTFS ... but when I use terminal with "df -T" it says "ext4" ... I do not know what the hell is going on, I cannot reformat and lose everything on there...
    Does anyone have an idea?

    These two screenshots were taken in disk manager


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  2. #2

    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2

    You could try and boot with the Ubuntu DVD as a Live disc and access the other drive that way. There is an add-on for Windows that allows you to access ext(?) partitions. should have it in their download repository.
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  3. #3

    It does not have a letter assigned to it.
    Next time you plug it into the Windows PC, open up Disk Management and scroll down through the rows to see if the drive is listed. IF it is, right-click on it and try to assign a drive letter. IF that works, you will then be able to access the disk in Windows.
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