I had an old Windows machine which recently died. So I decided to put the hard drive into my Ubuntu server. This hard drive is currently NTFS file format, the Disk info is as follows
description: ATA Disk product: SAMSUNG HD502HI physical id: 0.0.0 bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0 logical name: /dev/sdb version: 1AG0 serial: size: 465GiB (500GB) capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos configuration: ansiversion=5 sectorsize=512 signature=000c6181
I need to get some files of this hard drive, but when I try to mount the hard drive all that seems to mount is the
/boot partition. Here is what I am doing
fstab and add the following:
/dev/sdb /media/Microsoft ntfs-3g defaults,locale=en_US.utf8 0 0
Then after this I mount using the following command
sudo mount -ro /dev/sdb /media/Microsoft
Can some one tell me what I am doing wrong, and how I can mount the right partition?
Once I have successfully mounted the hard drive and copied the files. How do I go about formatting the hard drive and make it usable for my Linux system? From what I have read I have to do something like
then create a partition using
Can some one direct me to what I actually need to do?