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Old 12-29-2004, 06:24 AM   #1
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NTFS Problems


well, didnt know where to post so i put it here.

Right, I have a big ntfs drive, i started partitioning it with partition magic after a while pq magic got an error and i couldnt reboot to windows. Tried the rescue disks, it gave me 'error 46: seek error'
Then i booted linux and it couldnt mount 'mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda1,or too many mounted file systems'
I couldnt find cfdisk on my fc3 so i booted knoppix. knoppix mounted the drive and im quite sure it works well (just saw the folders in c:\ , didnt trye moore) I started cfdisk and found that it only had freed about 2000mb (of 40 000) , well i made a fat32 partion of that (coz that was the meaning from the beginning)

I would really need the windows to boot so that i can transfer the rest of the familys files away from it, otherwise i gotta do it from knoppix with a usb hd.

---Solvaed--
For anyone wondering i downloaded the Ultimate boot cd for windows and used chkdsk (couldnt get it to run from xp cd or discs...)
http://www.ubcd4win.com/

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Old 12-29-2004, 06:49 AM   #2
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What mount command did you issue?
 
Old 12-29-2004, 06:58 AM   #3
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theone i had in fstab:
/dev/sda1 /mnt/WinXp ntfs ro,umask=0222,user 0 0

It worked before the pq magic insident.
 
Old 12-29-2004, 07:23 AM   #4
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hi there

could u mount NTFS partitons in FC3 before this incident?

as far as i know, u do not get default NTFS support in fedora

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Old 12-29-2004, 07:32 AM   #5
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Yes i something and it worked fine. The problem is howto fix the partition.
 
Old 12-29-2004, 07:40 AM   #6
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How full was the ntfs partition before you resized it? Did you defragment it before resizing? I'm no expert, but what you discribe sounds like something went very wrong (dataloss?).
Maybe you can use the Recovery Console?
Good luck!
 
Old 12-29-2004, 07:40 AM   #7
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hi there

try running
fsck -f /dev/sda1
and
fsck -y /dev/sda1

and i do not think more can be recovered since not much support for ntfs is there in linux

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Old 12-29-2004, 07:44 AM   #8
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[root@firedance]# /sbin/fsck -f /dev/sda1
fsck 1.35 (28-Feb-2004)
fsck: fsck.ntfs: not found
/sbin/fsck: Error 2 while executing fsck.ntfs for /dev/sda1

[root@firedance]# /sbin/fsck -y /dev/sda1
fsck 1.35 (28-Feb-2004)
fsck: fsck.ntfs: not found
/sbin/fsck: Error 2 while executing fsck.ntfs for /dev/sda1

dont have a cd or floppys, is it possible to find the floppy discs on the net?
 
Old 12-29-2004, 07:53 AM   #9
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hi there

do u want rescue floppy??

i think u can borrow that from someone running the same OS as urs

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Old 12-29-2004, 08:00 AM   #10
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Il do that when school starts, everybody seems to be away. I guess i can live with the fact that my family wont use the computer for a while =D
 
Old 12-29-2004, 08:04 AM   #11
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Maybe you can find some bootdisks here
 
Old 12-29-2004, 10:56 AM   #12
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hey i forgot to mention that there some excellent tools here

www.ultimatebootcd.com

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Old 12-29-2004, 05:40 PM   #13
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damn! downloaded the bootdisks, wrote 6 discs. then when putting in first i get an error!

the ultimate boot cd, almost none of the programs on it worked it seemed, found hardisk thingy from ibm that worked, let it do advansed search or what it was, took very long and dint fix it =(.

I still cant figure how knoppix can mount it and none other!
 
Old 12-29-2004, 06:19 PM   #14
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Have you tried to see what knoppix has in /etc/fstab?
 
Old 12-30-2004, 02:37 AM   #15
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/dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1 ntfs noauto,users,exec,ro,umask=000,uid=knoppix,gid=knoppix 0 0

tried to put

/dev/sda1 /mnt/WinXp ntfs noauto,ro,umask=0000,user,exec 0 0

in my fstab, i still cant mount it but i get no red fail at startup.
 
  


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