A few weeks ago while backing up photos from my WD My Book the power supply to the enclosure died (all 5 other drives visible in OSX). Not knowing about WD’s encryption (until a few days ago), I used Partition Magic to rebuild the MBR (as suggested by someone who knows more than I on the subject). On OSX I got the “initialize disk” message, I did not initialize it. In Windows I got the same message. After rebuilding the MBR I was able to see the partitions in Disk Management, but they were listed as “RAW/other” in terms of their file system. I have neither initialized nor formatted the drive, it sits in it’s raw state. It does show up when I list the drives in terminal and I have the device name, just can’t access it.
I’m trying to follow the tutorial provided by a user on the WD forms for decrypting the drive via Linux (Ubuntu Studio) and cannot open the file system of the drive in question. “Bad magic number in super-block while opening the file system”. I have no clue what that means??? This is the first time I’ve ever used Linux, but I’m determined to learn if that means I can get my data back (total noob here). I have back ups, but the last 5 years (out of 13) is missing, that’s what was being backed up to a raid array when the enclosure’s power supply died.
Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. I don’t have much in the way of cash to offer, but I have a lot of cool photos (fine art) that I’d be more than happy to print (a pic of your chosing up to 13x19), mat, frame and ship to say thank you. I am desperate to get these files back!!!
Thank you in advance,