Dual Boot (Ubuntu and Win 10) Mounting Drive Problems



333pwn

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Nice find @Tolkem.... that sure looks like a plausible explanation!
Thanks @Tolkem Im guessing I'll need to get into winows then
Let's try to clear this up... was your sdd drive LInux? Or was it Windows 10?
Im pretty sure sdd was winows and sda was linux, but it was pointed out, I think I have 2 installlations of winows on 2 different drives beacuse I used one from a laptop.
Thanks @Tolkem for finding these, https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1770216&p=10875346#post10875346 seems to be pointing towards needing to get into windows to fix the problem right?
 

Tolkem

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Let's try to clear this up... was your sdd drive LInux? Or was it Windows 10?
Oh, yeah. This should've been the first question asked! Sometimes, I realized we go on and on in a thread which seems to extend to no end, just to find that the most important questions are never asked from the very beginning but only later and more often than not when there seems to be no apparent solution to a rather very complicated issue. I think we should be paying more attention to this kind of details to prevent threads from extending through pages and pages of "possible" but "improbable" solutions, wasting ours and OPs' time and energy.
 

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Oh, yeah. This should've been the first question asked! Sometimes, I realized we go on and on in a thread which seems to extend to no end, just to find that the most important questions are never asked from the very beginning but only later and more often than not when there seems to be no apparent solution to a rather very complicated issue. I think we should be paying more attention to this kind of details to prevent threads from extending through pages and pages of "possible" but "improbable" solutions, wasting ours and OPs' time and energy.
Yeah, sdd is the m.2 sata drive which was the local drive when I was using winows, not 100% sure that it was the boot drive of winows but I think boot drive and local drive are always the same for winows right?
 

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Thanks @Tolkem Im guessing I'll need to get into winows then

Im pretty sure sdd was winows and sda was linux, but it was pointed out, I think I have 2 installlations of winows on 2 different drives beacuse I used one from a laptop.
Thanks @Tolkem for finding these, https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1770216&p=10875346#post10875346 seems to be pointing towards needing to get into windows to fix the problem right?
I don't know, sorry. Read it carefully and make your own conclusions based on what's explained there compared to your own situation.
 

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Yeah, sdd is the m.2 sata drive which was the local drive when I was using winows, not 100% sure that it was the boot drive of winows but I think boot drive and local drive are always the same for winows right?
Was Windows the only OS installed in it? If it was, the yes.
 

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@333pwn, sorry, but I'll bow out of this thread. I've had too many miscommunications already, and I don't think I can help you fix this. Good luck... I hope you resolve it without losing your data.
 

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@333pwn, sorry, but I'll bow out of this thread. I've had too many miscommunications already, and I don't think I can help you fix this. Good luck... I hope you resolve it without losing your data.
Yeah I understand, thanks so much for the help anyway, I appreciate it, Ill try a couple more things an maybe itt work. Thanks!
@Tolkem thank you to you too, Ill try redoing some of the ideas you both gave me.
 

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Yeah I understand, thanks so much for the help anyway, I appreciate it, Ill try a couple more things an maybe itt work. Thanks!
@Tolkem thank you to you too, Ill try redoing some of the ideas you both gave me.
No problem. :) Take a look here https://www.r-tt.com/ I think there might be a way to save your files from that LDM partition/disk https://www.r-studio.com/connect-virtual-raid-to-operating-system.html According to that article and if I understood that correctly, you could make an image of that disk, mount that image and with this software installed in another pc running windows, recover all or most of your files. Give it a read and see whether I misunderstood the whole thing or if in fact it is possible.
 

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@333pwn did you try the ldmtool? I found this http://nervilyvacua.blogspot.com/2013/05/mounting-windows-ldm-partitions-in.html and according to the author he/she managed to access his/her files in the LDM volume. The steps described are as follows:
1. Boot to Ubuntu, open a terminal and type
Code:
sudo ldmtool create all
Hit enter and type in your password when asked, you should see a new device in the /dev/mapper directory. To check that, type in the terminal
Code:
ls /dev/mapper
Type down the new device name. Create a directory in /mnt, name it as you like, for example
Code:
sudo mkdir /mnt/ldm
and mount the ldm volume there
Code:
sudo mount /dev/mapper/ldm_volume_disk /mnt/ldm
The author of the article claims that it worked for him/her, hopefully, it'll work for you too. :)
 

333pwn

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@333pwn did you try the ldmtool? I found this http://nervilyvacua.blogspot.com/2013/05/mounting-windows-ldm-partitions-in.html and according to the author he/she managed to access his/her files in the LDM volume. The steps described are as follows:
1. Boot to Ubuntu, open a terminal and type
Code:
sudo ldmtool create all
Hit enter and type in your password when asked, you should see a new device in the /dev/mapper directory. To check that, type in the terminal
Code:
ls /dev/mapper
Type down the new device name. Create a directory in /mnt, name it as you like, for example
Code:
sudo mkdir /mnt/ldm
and mount the ldm volume there
Code:
sudo mount /dev/mapper/ldm_volume_disk /mnt/ldm
The author of the article claims that it worked for him/her, hopefully, it'll work for you too. :)
nope.. for some reason it created a new 17gb volume called "17 GB Block Device". None of my files on it just a folder "System Volume Information". No idea why, it mounted the disk it created. :(
 
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