I want to recover data from an internal hard disk with Windows Vista. I`m using a live CD of Xubuntu.

But when I write:

sudo fdisk -l

I obtain only the USB disk in which I have Xubuntu live.

How can I retrieve the path of the Windows hard disk and mount it?

I have tried with those commands:

xubuntu@xubuntu:~$ udisks --mount /dev/disk/by-id/ata-TSSTcorp_CDDVDW_TS-L633A 
Mount failed: Error mounting: mount: no medium found on /dev/sr0

xubuntu@xubuntu:~$ ls -l /dev/disk/by-id/ata-TSSTcorp_CDDVDW_TS-L633A 
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 Nov 11 12:31 /dev/disk/by-id/ata-TSSTcorp_CDDVDW_TS-L633A -> ../../sr0

I think the disk is /dev/sr0 but the mount doesn`t work...

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    There is no other way. You may try something like lshw -C disk, but in line of principle if one fails, so should the other one. – MariusMatutiae Nov 11 '13 at 12:30
  • @MariusMatutiae see my edits – sharkbait Nov 11 '13 at 12:36
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    I think sr0 is your cdrom, not your disk. – MariusMatutiae Nov 11 '13 at 12:40
  • so there isn`t a solution? – sharkbait Nov 11 '13 at 14:02
  • Try fdisk -l /dev/sda or fdisk -l /dev/sdb or fdisk -l /dev/sdc... – Ortomala Lokni Oct 19 '15 at 13:23

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