I have an old IDE hard drive that has some data I must recover, so I bought an usb adapter to plug it to my new pc and copy everything.
But Windows installed the drivers when I plugged it in, but couldn't get it to initialise using the disk utilities from computer management.
So I tried on Ubuntu, and while it shows up with lsusb and also on the disk utility, I can't access it with gParted or mount it manually.
Now, there's any way to access the data without formatting?
And I don't think it's a problem with the hdd as well.
edit: the lsusb output:
Bus 002 Device 005: ID 05e3:0718 Genesys Logic, Inc. Bus 002 Device 003: ID 04f2:b1aa Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 001 Device 005: ID 045e:009d Microsoft Corp. Wireless Optical Desktop 3.0 Bus 001 Device 004: ID 03f0:231d Hewlett-Packard Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0bda:0158 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. USB 2.0 multicard reader Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
And the dmesg | grep sdc output:
[ 120.588527] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdc] Attached SCSI disk [ 409.551010] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] Attached SCSI disk
I also tried to mount it with the following options (I don't know the file system):
Mounting as fat
sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sdc /mnt/sdc -o iocharset=utf8,umask=000
mount: /dev/sdc: can't read superblock
Mounting as ntfs
sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sdc /mnt/sdc -o nls=utf8,umask=0222
Failed to read bootsector (size=0) Failed to mount '/dev/sdc': Invalid argument The device '/dev/sdc' doesn't seem to have a valid NTFS. Maybe the wrong device is used? Or the whole disk instead of a partition (e.g. /dev/sda, not /dev/sda1)? Or the other way around?