Unable to mount location

Asked by Jared K. Logg on 2012-05-28

Hi, I'm currently running the following:
Ubuntu:
 Release 11.10 (oneiric)
 Kernal Linux 3.0.0-20-generic
 Gnome 3.2.1

And my 640gb file system (aka external harddrive) is not automounting.....I'm getting this error everytime I click on it through "Computer"

Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with:
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdc1,
       missing codepage or helper program, or other error
       In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
       dmesg | tail or so

What the heck do I do?

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2012-05-29
Jared K. Logg (jaredlogg22) said : #1

I looked performed that "dmesg | tail" command and recieved this from the terminal:

jared-logg@******:~$ dmesg | tail
[ 229.368728] sd 9:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg4 type 0
[ 229.374764] sd 9:0:0:0: [sdd] Attached SCSI removable disk
[ 330.799043] wlan0: authenticate with 00:18:f8:c4:c3:43 (try 1)
[ 330.801512] wlan0: authenticated
[ 330.801873] wlan0: associate with 00:18:f8:c4:c3:43 (try 1)
[ 330.805587] wlan0: RX AssocResp from 00:18:f8:c4:c3:43 (capab=0x411 status=0 aid=1)
[ 330.805592] wlan0: associated
[ 330.806355] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan0: link becomes ready
[ 342.304042] wlan0: no IPv6 routers present
[ 1987.108842] EXT4-fs (sdc1): VFS: Can't find ext4 filesystem

Jared K. Logg (jaredlogg22) said : #2

I performed*

Wyatt Smith (wyatt-smith) said : #3

Please tell the output of
sudo fdisk -lu ; blkid

Jared K. Logg (jaredlogg22) said : #4

Here is the out of your requested command.

Disk /dev/sda: 640.1 GB, 640135028736 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 77825 cylinders, total 1250263728 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00029b51

   Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 2048 1244241919 622119936 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 1244243966 1250263039 3009537 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 1244243968 1250263039 3009536 82 Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdc: 640.1 GB, 640135028224 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 77825 cylinders, total 1250263727 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000d849a

   Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdc1 63 1250263039 625131488+ 83 Linux
Command 'blkid' is available in '/sbin/blkid'
The command could not be located because '/sbin' is not included in the PATH environment variable.
This is most likely caused by the lack of administrative privileges associated with your user account.
blkid: command not found

Wyatt Smith (wyatt-smith) said : #5

From fdisk command it sees the external drive as /dev/sdc with one linux partition /dev/sdc1. From dmseg | tail is sound like it is complaining about not finding an ext4 filesystem,

Please try the blkid command with
sudo /sbin/blkid

I am hoping this command will recognize the filesystem and allow us to try and manually mount the partition.

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