Ubuntu – Internal HDD not showing when boot Ubuntu from Flash drive for data recovery

bootdata-recoveryhard drive

I am getting error 'operating System Not Found' when booting my Sony Vaio laptop with windows 7 OS. I checked the booting priority- first is internal HDD. In bios the HDD drive size show around 600 GB and so i think the HDD is not crashed. So I am trying to recover data from the HDD. I created one bootable flash drive of Ubuntu and booted. But the internal drive is not seeing in the left panel on desktop. please help me why it is so?

Below the lsblk result;

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ lsblk
sda      8:0    0 698.7G  0 disk 
sdb      8:16   1   3.6G  0 disk 
└─sdb1   8:17   1   3.6G  0 part /cdrom
sr0     11:0    1  1024M  0 rom  
loop0    7:0    0 975.9M  1 loop /rofs


Best Answer

Install ntfs-3g

sudo apt-get install ntfs-3g ntfsprogs ntfstools


 su -i

create a mountpoint

sudo mkdir /media/Data

Before editing /etc/fstab make a backup

sudo cp /etc/fstab /etc/fstab.orig


gksudo gedit /etc/fstab

add this line to the end of /etc/fstab:

UUID=EXAMPLE01422 /media/Data  ntfs-3g  defaults,windows_names,locale=en_US.utf8  0 0

Replace the UUID with the one relevant for your partition as shown in your blkid output.

You can fix windows partition through the following command:

sudo ntfsfix <partition>

ntfsfix is like chkdsk for windows machines

Update: If you get an error after runing sudo apt-get install ntfs-3g ntfsprogs ntfstools edit /etc/apt/sources.list

nano /etc/apt/sources.list

Add the following lines:

   #ntfs-3g & fuse-2.5 repository: 
   deb http://flomertens.keo.in/ubuntu/ dapper main 
   deb-src http://flomertens.keo.in/ubuntu/ dapper main 

   #Givre's repository (ntfs-3g & fuse 2.5.3) 

   deb http://givre.cabspace.com/ubuntu/ dapper main
   deb-src http://givre.cabspace.com/ubuntu/ dapper main

save and update

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