I have a My World Book 2, while deleting files off the World book it frozed, then it rebooted itself now it only flashes big circle little circle and won't let me in. I have connected one of the two drives to my computer, but it won't mount to see it, I can see it in my partition editor, but know where else. I need to get the data off it the drives without losing any data. Please help.
1) How familiar are you with linux?
2) drive won't mount in what OS?
3) How are you trying to mount it?
4) How was the MBWE2 configured? RAID0 (Striped), RAID1 (Mirrored)
These are questions that need to be answered before we can come up with anything to try.
1) How familiar are you with linux? not very but I have a computer with Ubuntu on it that I have hooked the drives to and can see them in the partition tool. I am very good at windows
2) drive won't mount in what OS? ubuntu and windows running fs-driver, both wants me to format the drives
3) How are you trying to mount it? that is where i'm stuck
4) How was the MBWE2 configured? RAID0 (Striped), RAID1 (Mirrored) I have know idea.
if you can help I can give you my email or set up a chatroom time, my time zone is est
I really need the data. I know I should have backed it up, but I was saving up for 2 500 gb drives which I now have, to do the backup with.
You'll need to hook up both drives in your ubuntu box at the same time, because it sounds like you're using the default (striping) for your data partition.
If you can figure out how the drives are named (probably sdb and sdc) once they're in your ubuntu box, you can use mdadm to reassemble the raid array, and mount it. You are right, you won't be able to mount the partition directly, as it's part of a raid array, and therefore doesn't have a proper filesystem of it's own. Only once the partitions are assembled will it be a workable filesystem.
First, make sure you're in a command prompt as root, and verify the mdadm package is installed and the latest version:
sudo su apt-get update apt-get install mdadm
using mdadm, you'll have to reassemble the array. assuming the drives are sdb and sdc, use the following commands:
mknod /dev/md4 b 9 4 mdadm --assemble /dev/md4 /dev/sdb4 /dev/sdc4 mkdir /mount/whatever mount /dev/md4 /mount/whatever
The first command creates the "name" of the striped partition. The second assembles the two partitions (one on each disk) into a single usable filesystem, the third creates the mount point, and the fourth mounts it. All of these commands will have to be done as root.
Once the partition is mounted, you should be able to copy the data off to somewhere else…
Hope this helps.
I have both drives hooked up. I'm using ubuntu on cd. I don't have a spare sata to install ubuntu.
drives are named sda and sdb. I revised your instructions on my print out with the right drive names.
When I call up the mounted folder nothing is in there.
When can we meet in the chat room? I live in the EST timezone.
My email is moc.oohay|remoc_tnert#moc.oohay|remoc_tnert
I am in really need the data from the drives very very very soon!