I am looking to access a second HDD in my PC, it is formatted as NTFS and I the data on the second HDD cannot be replaced so I need a method that will not delete the data on the HDD.
fdisk -l command output about second HDD
Disk /dev/sdb: 2000.4 GB, 2000398934016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 243201 cylinders, total 3907029168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes Disk identifier: 0x60ed0890
I am running the following the command to try and mount the drive:
mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb /home/colin/media
I am getting the following error when I run the command:
NTFS signature is missing. Failed to mount '/dev/sdb': Invalid argument The device '/dev/sdb' 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?
How can I mount the HDD without deleting the data currently on the HDD?