Failed to gain control of installed second HD after Ubuntu 8.10 install

Asked by BALDYBLUE T on 2009-04-03

I am a newbie! Definitley in KISS mode/LOL. Installed Ubuntu 8.10 from disk on IBM HD [C drive?]. Previous OS was WinXP Pro.[Non functioning/Kaput!] After install I could locate but not mount the second internal IBM HD entitled "IBM Video" [previous designated as F drive]. I would like to access that drive since it contains all my family movie/photo files.
I saw a some what relevant question [#62906] submitted by Cactus 2009-03-03. Checked FAQ's with no joy. Different issue, but here is what I got from the first request response to his problem that I followed;
Usage: fdisk [-b SSZ] [-u] DISK Change partition table
       fdisk -l [-b SSZ] [-u] DISK List partition table(s)
       fdisk -s PARTITION Give partition size(s) in blocks
       fdisk -v Give fdisk version
Here DISK is something like /dev/hdb or /dev/sda
and PARTITION is something like /dev/hda7
-u: give Start and End in sector (instead of cylinder) units
-b 2048: (for certain MO disks) use 2048-byte sectors

Thank you

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peter b (b1pete) said : #1

pls open a terminal and enter

sudo fdisk -l

command (l above is lower L) followed by enter key then copy/paste its output here; we'll continue after that.

regards,
peter b

BALDYBLUE T (gwhackman) said : #2

Peter. Many Thanks for your response.  I hope what follows this is what you want. Regards Terry

Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xcccdcccd

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1       14311   114953076   83  Linux
/dev/sda2           14312       14593     2265165    5  Extended
/dev/sda5           14312       14593     2265133+  82  Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdb: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xf61bef5d

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1               1       14593   117218241   42  SFS

--- On Fri, 4/3/09, peter b <email address hidden> wrote:

From: peter b <email address hidden>
Subject: Re: [Question #66358]: Failed to gain control of installed second HD after Ubuntu 8.10 install
To: <email address hidden>
Date: Friday, April 3, 2009, 2:39 PM

Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xcccdcccd

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1       14311   114953076   83  Linux
/dev/sda2           14312       14593     2265165    5  Extended
/dev/sda5           14312       14593     2265133+  82  Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdb: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xf61bef5d

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1               1       14593   117218241   42  SFS

peter b (b1pete) said : #3

yes, sdb has a part sdb1 that contains SFS (secure file system)

now, pending on what distro you're running, some additional packages have to be installed; pls see

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/sfs

as you could see even the latest distro -intrepid is supported. see

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/intrepid/+source/sfs

pls select the binary (.deb) packages corresponding to your cpu (find out by lsb_release -a command and uname -a) and install them.

then reboot and edit your /etc/fstab file accordingly.

hope this helps,
peter b

BALDYBLUE T (gwhackman) said : #4

Peter, Thank you for all your help.  Being a newbie it took a little time for this slow poke to figure out what to do.   But, It worked!

--- On Sat, 4/4/09, peter b <email address hidden> wrote:

From: peter b <email address hidden>
Subject: Re: [Question #66358]: Failed to gain control of installed second HD after Ubuntu 8.10 install
To: <email address hidden>
Date: Saturday, April 4, 2009, 2:08 PM

Your question #66358 on nautilus in ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nautilus/+question/66358

    Status: Open => Answered

peter b proposed the following answer:
yes, sdb has a part sdb1 that contains SFS (secure file system)

now, pending on what distro you're running, some additional packages
have to be installed; pls see

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/sfs

as you could see even the latest distro -intrepid is supported. see

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/intrepid/+source/sfs

pls select the binary (.deb) packages corresponding to your cpu (find
out by lsb_release -a command and uname -a) and install them.

then reboot and edit your /etc/fstab file accordingly.

hope this helps,
peter b

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peter b (b1pete) said : #5

you're welcome. I'm glad to see that your problem is solved.

pls mark this ticket as solved. tu.

peter b

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