Cannot mount ntfs volume (ntfs-3g)

Asked by mommaf on 2008-01-29

I am new to this operating system and need help to mount my SimpleDrive. I am getting an error message that I can't mount my Simple Drive because of an unclean shutdown. The instructions tell me to type on the command line mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdg1 /media/SimpleDrivePS -o force. I have tried to open the terminal and type exactly the line above, but it does not work. Could someone please help me? I am sooo confused??!! Thanks

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Olivier (olivier-lacroix) said :
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Hi !

try to preface the command with "sudo". Indeed, that command needs to be executed as superuser. Report here the output you get if that fails.

To make it clear, enter in a terminal

sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdg1 /media/SimpleDrivePS -o force

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Mario César Señoranis (mariocesar) said :
#2

mommaf, Forcing the mount would be a little bit risky, would easy that boots windows and shutdown correctly, then you wouldn't have to force the mount.

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mommaf (mommaf) said :
#3

I tried to enter the above sudo mount, it is giving me this error now... '/dev/sdg1': No such file or directory. Any more suggestions? Do I enter that command exactly like it is above or am a possible entering in incorrectly? It did ask me for a password before I received the error message. Thanks

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Mario César Señoranis (mariocesar) said :
#4

Paste the ouput of $sudo fdisk -l

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mommaf (mommaf) said :
#5

Sorry...but I am new to this system and do not have any clue to what the above answer means or what I am supposed to do with it. Unfortunately, I will have to have exact instructions. Don't mean to be a pain! :-) Thanks!

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mommaf (mommaf) said :
#6

Sorry...but I am new to this system and do not have any clue to what the above answer means or what I am supposed to do with it. Unfortunately, I will have to have exact instructions. Don't mean to be a pain! :-) Thanks!

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Dines683 (dines683) said :
#7

i think you should just pres sudo fdisk -l in the terminal and then show the output to Mario César Señoranis

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mommaf (mommaf) said :
#8

okay...I did that and nothing comes up all I show on the next line is >

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mommaf (mommaf) said :
#9

oops...tried it again and this is what I got:

Disk /dev/sda: 320.0 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x96c2517a

   Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 38204 306873598+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 38205 38913 5695042+ 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 38205 38913 5695011 82 Linux swap / Solaris

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Mario César Señoranis (mariocesar) said :
#10

mommaf,

I am sorry but it looks like you don't have any NTFS partition, that could be the problem.

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Leopoldo Henson (line2156) said :
#11

Greetings,

This may be kinda weird since I've never been working in windows when my Ubuntu suddenly stopped to mount the ntfs partition of XP. I've just been working in it to update some Mozilla plug-ins and after that it started acting up to refuse to mount it.

A clean windows boot up and exit for an Ubuntu session was all that was needed to get back to access it.

And why do my " and @ keys interchange place in my keyboard in Ubuntu?

lgh

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Axe (hardy-anjan) said :
#12

Im gettin the same error too

Disk /dev/sda: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xe40be40b

   Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 30401 244196001 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5 1 4871 39126244+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 4873 15087 82051956 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda7 15088 17393 18522913+ e W95 FAT16 (LBA)
/dev/sda8 17638 30401 102526798+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda9 17394 17637 1959898+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris

Partition table entries are not in disk order

Disk /dev/sdb: 60.0 GB, 60011642880 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7296 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0406f190

   Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 * 1 7295 58597056 7 HPFS/NTFS

when using force mount .. i too get the error Directory Not found .. so what shall I do .. though i can see NTFS partitions there

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Axe (hardy-anjan) said :
#13

I cannot mount my NTFS partition on Ubuntu 8.04 on force mount im getting an error that Directrory not available
I tried
sudo fdisk -l and found this

Disk /dev/sda: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xe40be40b

   Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 30401 244196001 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5 1 4871 39126244+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 4873 15087 82051956 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda7 15088 17393 18522913+ e W95 FAT16 (LBA)
/dev/sda8 17638 30401 102526798+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda9 17394 17637 1959898+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris

Partition table entries are not in disk order

Disk /dev/sdb: 60.0 GB, 60011642880 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7296 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0406f190

   Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 * 1 7295 58597056 7 HPFS/NTFS

It shows that NTFS partitions are detected ... Please help me !!!

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radar.dude (atco) said :
#14

....I'm no Linux buff but it looks to me like I have somehow solved a similar problem.
I have a dual booting laptop (winXP/ubuntu8.04) with Ubuntu installed in ntfs file with wubi.
It has been working perfectly for some time...
The other day, for some unknown "win-doze" reason, the XP session would not shut down. It got stuck just after "Saving User Preferences". So I forced it shut by pressing the on/off button for a while.
After this, Ubuntu would not start anymore, giving all sorts of cryptic (to me) messages like:
cannot mount /hda2/root, and started the system in shell only.
After trying a few times over and over, I got the message that I should exit linux, restart in windows and execute a:
chkdsk /r
After that I should reboot in windows, then shut-down, restart and try to reboot Ubuntu.
Somehow it worked.
This has happened once again today (Windows refused to shut down normally) and I fixed Ubuntu the same way again, but I still can't figure out why it happens....
Any ideas for a more permanent fix?

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GadGet (alperstarr) said :
#15

thanx to everyone especially radar.dude
i have the same problem this morning and i solved it by checking the discs on windows...

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arronnorton (arronnorton) said :
#16

I have the same problem I have tryed the "sudo fdisk -| and can find the NTFS partition but could not mout becouse I get the same error "file not found". Has anyone been able to fix this? My NTFS Disk is not on the Linux Hard drive but on it's own Hard drive. I'm trying to recover data off this Hard drive. The hard drive has two Partitions NTFS and recovery. Ubuntu can mount the Recovery Partition fine but can't on the NTFS. The Hard drive is from another computer thats burnt be on use.

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arronnorton (arronnorton) said :
#17

After "Sudo fdisk -l" i get

Disk /dev/sda: 10.0 GB, 10005037056 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1216 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000e2cbb

   Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 1158 9301603+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 1159 1216 465885 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 1159 1216 465853+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdb: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x4b36bdea

   Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 * 485 19457 152400622+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sdb2 1 484 3887698+ b W95 FAT32

I've tried "sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 -o force" I get

Fuse: failed to access mountpoint /media/disk: no such file or directory
FUSE mount point creation failed
Unmounting /dev/sdb1 ()

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arronnorton (arronnorton) said :
#18

Ubuntu's App. Disk mounter was able to mount this drive somehow.

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