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Old 07-17-2006, 10:34 PM   #1
Geminias
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Can't mount ntfs


I have a rough idea why, but don't know how to fix it.

here's the error generated.

Code:
[root@localhost Desktop]# mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/windows -t ntfs -r -o umask=0222
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda1,
       missing codepage or other error
       In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
       dmesg | tail  or so
Now I'm sure the windows boot sector on the first partition is messed up and there could be a few other things regarding the bootloader. What are some suggestions on how to fix it so that mount can mount it?
 
Old 07-17-2006, 11:43 PM   #2
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Did you try the syslog? The very output you posted says that you should try the command
Code:
dmesg | tail
Try it and post here the output of this command. It can help us help you.
 
Old 07-17-2006, 11:51 PM   #3
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Code:
[root@localhost ~]# dmesg | tail
hdc: status error: status=0x00 { }
ide: failed opcode was: unknown
hdc: status error: status=0x00 { }
ide: failed opcode was: unknown
hdc: status error: status=0x00 { }
ide: failed opcode was: unknown
hdc: status error: status=0x00 { }
ide: failed opcode was: unknown
hdc: status error: status=0x90 { Busy }
ide: failed opcode was: unknown
Sorry, I thought it wasn't very useful.
 
Old 07-18-2006, 07:36 AM   #4
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Did you run this las command inmediately after you tried to mount the partition? If not, please do it so. I am worried that you're trying to mount a SCSI device (sda1) and the error messages seem to be about IDE devices (hdc,ide). And also, does this partition can be seen from Windows for example? Because if Windows can't mount it, odds are that Linux won't be able to mount it either. Is it really a valid NTFS partition? Or is it FAT32?
 
Old 07-18-2006, 07:39 AM   #5
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The problem may be that FC5 doesn't have native support for reading NTFS (I'm assuming that's the distro you're using). If so, type:
Code:
uname -rm
This should tell you what kernel you're using and what CPU architecture you have. Then go to http://www.linux-ntfs.org/content/view/187/ and download the appropriate NTFS RPM for your kernel version. That's worked for me in the past.

Hope this helps.

Last edited by bcfriesen; 07-18-2006 at 07:40 AM.
 
  


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