Question Simpletech NAS

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I have a 500GB old internal drive Simpletech NAS and it won’t come ready. Took drive out and tried on Windows 10 machine and it does not recognize file system. Booted up Knoppix Unix and it sees the drive with 3 partitions. 1st is Linux system, 2nd is Extended partition, and 3rd is Swap. I was able to mount the Linux system partition /dev/sdc1 at a mount point I made at /mnt/abc. I can see lots of files and directories under / but I can’t seem to find where they put all my picture files and word docs? I tried using various find commands with no luck. Anyone know where they stored stuff at or have any other ideas how to find my pictures? Thanks so much for any help
Steve
 
You said you've mounted system partition, but your data might be in the extended partition. Check /etc/fstab to see whether it's mounted at all, and check /etc for any Samba (smb) configuration files which might give you a hint.
 
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Thanks. There is samba stuff in /etc that I assume windows uses. I tried to mount the extended partition earlier and it would not let me mount it because it can’t determine the file system type. I tried ext2 ext3 and Ext4 and it says there are a bunch of possible issues. I will look at /etcfstab and the samba stuff and see what it shows.
 
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I checked /etc/fstab and there are no mount points listed for the extended partition. Only entries for Linus system and swap partitions with ext4 file system. I looked in /etc/samba/samba.conf and no help in there, mostly windows and authentication stuff. The only other file in samba directory was a samba commands file. Any other ideas? I am thinking the extended partition file system maybe corrupted and need to figure out if there are any tools to help rebuild it??
Thanks again
 
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Please see frisk -l output
what you see from "fdisk -l"?
what you see from "file /dev/sda3"
Please output from fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders, total 625142448 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x90114057

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 2048 206847 102400 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda2 206848 623427420 311610286+ 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda3 623427584 625139711 856064 27 Hidden NTFS WinRE

Disk /dev/sdc: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x61d8ecfd

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdc1 2048 973629439 486813696 83 Linux
/dev/sdc2 973631486 976771071 1569793 5 Extended
/dev/sdc5 973631488 976771071 1569792 82 Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdb: 15.8 GB, 15787360256 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1919 cylinders, total 30834688 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xc3072e18

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 240 30834687 15417224 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)

file /dev/sda3 command returns /dev/sda3: block special

Thanks again for your help,
Steve
 
Would the following command line list all files in the Linux partition and write them to a file on the NTFS partition ?
  • ls -lRh /dev/sdc1/ > /dev/sda2/sdc1files.txt
This won't return anything useful - sdc1 is the file system, not the point where it's mounted.

@steve - have you tried mounting sdc1 partition, and checking there, then follow @fzabkar advice and dump list of files once you mount it?
 

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