Unable to mound hard drive

Asked by Damian on 2009-04-10

A friend of mine that uses Microsoft Windows XP softaware gave me his hard drive but when i put it in my pc the following error appear's every time:

Unable to mount LaCie

DBus error org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.

Any ideas? Ty

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Damian (damianos-d) said : #1

Now this messege appears too:
(Forgive me if there are any mistakes but i had to write my self because it didn't let me copy-paste)

Cannot mount volume.

Unable to mount the volume 'LaCie'.

$LogFile indicates unclean shutdown (0, 0) Failed to mount '/ dev/sdc1': Operation not supported Mount is denied because NTFS is marked to be in use. Choose one action: Choice 1: If you have windows then disconnect the external devices by clicking on the 'Safely Remove Hardware icon in the Windows taskbar then shutdown Windows cleanly
Choice 2: If you don't have Windows then you can use the 'force' option for your own responsibility. For example typo on the command line: mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdc1/media/lacie -o force Or add the option to the relevant row in the /etc/fstab file: /dev/sdc1 /media/LaCie ntfs-3g force 0 0

Craig Huffstetler (xq) said : #2

Does the drive appear in "Places" in your toolbar? Or Places > Computer? Even despite the error message.

Damian (damianos-d) said : #3

Yes it does but when i click on it it writes me the previous message...

Damian (damianos-d) said : #4

No answer...bump^

Jim J (morlockhq) said : #5

Did you try the option 2 listed in the error message? Open a terminal (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal) and type:

mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdc1/media/lacie -o force

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