Error mounting: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/...

Asked by Neil on 2012-07-07

Hi There
I have a small problem. I can not mount my last Ubuntu install 12.04
It was install on another HDD. 12.04 stopped working. It was fine then all icons launch bars etc just vanished, I could not restart ctrl+alt+del did nothing nor pressing the button on the tower. nothing worked just a reboot with reboot button on tower.
 then not good could not get into Ubuntu, errors!! I tried to fix on boot up from the grub menu but to many error to try to fix packagers

So I install on another HDD all good. but I cannot mount the 1st one to get stuff off of it.
I tried from live disc and got this message.

Error mounting: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb1,
       missing codepage or helper program, or other error
       In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
       dmesg | tail or so

 I do not get message from desktop. only disc

any ideas how to open the HDD?
or even fix it that would help.

thanks
Neil

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2012-07-12
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2012-07-07

Have you tried fscking the partition in liveCD?

Neil (goofandfroggie) said : #2

Thanks that fixed it.
actionparsnip

I Ran
 live disc then i terminal

 fsck /dev/sda1

 but must unmount all other drives or better unplug them if you can. (power off of course)
after I said "Y" to everything after that will take some time.

hope this can help someone else to.
Neil