Mount extended partition

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  1. steve-O

    steve-O New Member

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    I have a NAS (Buffalo Link Station) which no longer responds.

    I have installed a ubuntu server package on an extra computer and installed the hard drive from the dead NAS.

    I have installed webmin on the 'server'.

    I would like to have access to my mutimedia files on the NAS drive.

    Via webmin, there are two linux partitions showing on the NAS drive and and one extended one, which has the data.

    I don't know how to access this data.

    My end goal is to use the ubuntu server and samba (all the clients use windows) to allow users to access the multimedia data.


    I could copy off the multimedia data, encorporate the ex-NAS drive into the virtual drive and reload the data, if necessary (and advised.)
  2. ryanvade

    ryanvade Administrator Staff Member Staff Writer

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    mounting an extended partition is as simple as:
    Code:
    mount /dev/sdXY /location/to/mount
    where X is the drive letter and Y is the partition number. For example:
    Code:
    mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
    The partition numbers and drive letters can be shown with
    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
  3. steve-O

    steve-O New Member

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    Thank you.

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