1394 External Hard Drive
I can only sometimes see my external hard drive, and can never mount it. When
I can see it, I get the error message:
mount: bad fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda1 or to many mounted file systems
Running as root, fdisk -l doesn't show it either, though it does show three
linux drives and a windows drive.
I went ahead and tried to mount it anyway; I created a shared directory in
/mnt, and then edited /etc/fstab by adding the following line:
/dev/sda1 /mnt/shared ntfs ro,auto,vid=1000,gid=1000,vmask=0000 0 0
followed immediatly by a mount -a. It then returns either /dev/sda1 does not
exist (when the drive is unplugged; unsurprising) or bad mount point. I also
tried changing the files system to auto, but that didn't help (bad mount
point again). The drive is a Maxtor OneTouch II 250 Gb, formatted into ntfs,
connected through 1394.
Thanks in advance.