Unable to mount USB NTFS WD MyBook in 8.10

Asked by Joao on 2008-11-01

Hi!
I can see it on my file manager, but once I try to mount, I get the following message

"Cannot mount volume
$MFTMirr does not match $MFT (record 1). Failed to mount '/dev/sdb1':In/ut-fel NTFS is either inconsisten, or you have hardware fauls, or...

It works fine under windows (I have a partioned harddrive with double boot).
My system is the just loaded 64bit 8.10.

I am not sure what kind of information is needed to help, but let me know and I will try my best.

Thanks!

Question information

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Ubuntu util-linux Edit question
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Solved by:
marcobra (Marco Braida)
Solved:
2008-11-02
Last query:
2008-11-02
Last reply:
2008-11-01

Open a terminal from the menu Applications → Accessories → Terminal and type:

mount

to check your device is not mounted, then type:

sudo -i

ntfsfix /dev/sdb1

then try to mount again...

You can also force mounting, type:

ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /put/here/your_mount/point_dir -o force

example:

ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /media/disk_ntfs -o force

Hope this helps

Better:

Open a terminal from the menu Applications → Accessories → Terminal and type:

mount

to check your device is not mounted, then type:

sudo -i

give your user password when requested, you don't see nothing when you type it, then press enter.

Then type:

ntfsfix /dev/sdb1

then try to mount again...

You can also force mounting, type:

ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /put/here/your_mount/point_dir -o force

example:

ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /media/disk_ntfs -o force

Hope this helps

Joao (joao-stoltz) said : #3

It did not work.
This is a bit too complicated for me.
I guess I will go back to windows.

Have you replaced the "/put/here/your_mount/point_dir" in the suggested command

ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /put/here/your_mount/point_dir -o force

with a real mount point dir (simply a directory name) of your pc...?

Joao (joao-stoltz) said : #5

The Drive appeared in my desktop once i ran a chkdsk /f from dos.
And then it disappeared again the next time I logged in, so I had to login windows and rerun the chkdsk command.

J (jpnmsantos) said : #6

Thanks. It did it for me.

With linux I was getting "Cannot mount volume $MFTMirr does not match $MFT (record 0). Failed to mount ... "
WinXP couldn't read the device, kept rebooting as soon as I connected the drive. always with the same BSOD
"ntfs.sys" "DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS _OR_EQUAL" "STOP: 0x000000D1 ..."

ntfsfix fixed it ... linux and windows both read the drive ... thanks agains for the tip.