OT: fdisk

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Sat Oct 2 23:00:03 UTC 2010

On Sat, 2 Oct 2010, Robert wrote:

> Greetings
> I am in deep with the wife. Her computer went belly up. It was running
> XP pro and I had backups going to a second drive. I can no longer access
> that drive.
> I pulled it and attached it via USB to one of my FreeBSD machines but
> it will not mount. It is a 500G hard drive and I get _wild_ results just
> looking at it with fdisk.
> ~> fdisk /dev/da1s1
> ******* Working on device /dev/da1s1 *******

Wait a minute... shouldn't that be just "da1"?  da1s1 is the first slice 
(partition), and the data there should be your XP filesystem, probably 

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