Somehow, when messing with everything installing and reinstalling, I accidentally left my external harddrive plugged in. On there is a very important partition with data that cannot be lost (music that is no longer available for buy or download anywhere). It worked fine before, but now when I try to mount under either FC5 or Ubuntu, I get the error:
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda4,
missing codepage or other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so
Is there anyway to retrieve the information? It is an ext3 filesystem.