I've just installed linux, and I have all my old data on a second hard drive, formatted to NTFS. I successfully mounted it a few times with the string
mount -t ntfs /dev/hdc1 /mnt/ntfs -o unlock,ro
Last time I tried to mount it (same string, it's not in fstab), I got error output
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdc1,
missing codepage or other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so
dmesg | tail reveals
NTFS-fs error (device hdc1): read_ntfs_boot_sector(): Primary boot sector is invalid.
NTFS-fs error (device hdc1): read_ntfs_boot_sector(): Mount option errors=recover not used. Aborting without trying to recover.
NTFS-fs error (device hdc1): ntfs_fill_super(): Not an NTFS volume.
Is there anything I can do to save this partition?