LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 01-30-2010, 06:07 PM   #1
vanessa1
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2010
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
Unhappy External Hard Drive Won't Mount on Karmic, Macbook 2,1


Hi!

I'm hoping that someone can help me manually mount or fix my external hard drive. I can't format the drive because I have important data on it. The drive is 1TB Select USB 2.0 Desktop Hard Drive from Iomega. When I plug it in, a message appears that reads:

"Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 32: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb2,missing codepage or helper program, or other error. In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try dmesg | tail or so".

Also, I plugged in the drive, typed the command "sudo fdisk -l" in the terminal, and received the following:

WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.


Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000d1620

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 1 977 ef EFI (FAT-12/16/32)
/dev/sda2 * 1 13995 112413086 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 13995 14594 4806727+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris

WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sdb'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.


Disk /dev/sdb: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 121560 121561 8192+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sdb2 * 1 121560 976426672 83 Linux

Partition table entries are not in disk order

I have no idea what it all means?

I've been researching through forums and Google searches, but I haven't come across anything helpful yet.

Thank you for your help!
 
Old 01-30-2010, 08:23 PM   #2
ongte
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2009
Location: Penang, Malaysia
Distribution: Mageia, CentOS, Ubuntu
Posts: 468

Rep: Reputation: 72
The partitions look ok, it's just GPT that fdisk doesn't understand, meaning you should not partition this disk with the fdisk utility, use parted for that purpose.

Anyway, the partitions are not the problem here, looks more like a filesystem issue. Do you know what filesystem is on /dev/sdb2 ?
You can run a check on it with 'sudo fsck /dev/sdb2'
 
Old 01-31-2010, 03:53 PM   #3
vanessa1
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2010
Posts: 4

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Smile Problem solved! Thank you!

Thank you so much for your response and help!

I ran the command that you suggested, 'sudo fsck /dev/sdb2' and typed 'y' (yes) to all the prompts. It fixed the problem, and I'm able to mount the hard drive again! Plus, my data is all there!

Thank you again!
 
  


Reply

Tags
drive, external, hard


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
External Hard Drive Won't Mount jo_smithey Linux - Newbie 18 01-21-2010 09:01 AM
Can't mount external hard drive a_m0d Linux - Hardware 4 07-08-2009 08:44 PM
Cannot mount external hard drive thisObject Linux - Software 4 12-07-2006 12:53 AM
Can't mount external hard drive...HELP! Stevetgn Linux - Hardware 4 10-18-2005 08:38 PM
can't mount fs on external hard drive fatblueduck Linux - General 11 06-10-2005 04:03 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:57 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration