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Old 11-12-2011, 09:19 PM   #1
infowarz
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Thumbs up Solved: Linux stopped reading D: / ntfs partition . . .


Hey thanks for any help that can get Mint 10 to read/ write my D: Data partition, that worked fine read/ writing just a few days ago. D: Data is where I store images of xp partition backups.... and Mint 10 reinstall backups, remastersys CD images etc... and 20 GBs of other maybe not needed stuff.

I be dualing xp / Mint 10 with grub2 in control.
Had D: / NTFS partition being read by Mint for about 10 months, and than poof no see no more.
Now it shows up as 63GB partition 2 times (twice) .....in list of partitions to mount, but shows a blank box when mounted.
And if I save from Abiword or OO any type of doc they disappear, poof, gone, so I can't share with M$ from D: Data any longer.

I booted to xp (ugh) to see if D: Data was a corrupted partition but could access and everything, business as usually s l o w.

Any suggestions . . .(besides getting rid of xp.) LOL

Thanks!

Last edited by infowarz; 11-24-2011 at 04:53 PM. Reason: Solved problem.
 
Old 11-12-2011, 10:14 PM   #2
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First try to see if you computer can see the partition.
Try
sudo fdisk -l

Paste the results.

Last edited by okos; 11-12-2011 at 10:17 PM.
 
Old 11-12-2011, 10:18 PM   #3
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Read this link
http://www.tuxera.com/community/ntfs-3g-download/
 
Old 11-12-2011, 10:43 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by okos View Post
First try to see if you computer can see the partition.
Try
sudo fdisk -l

Paste the results.
Wow that is a Fast reply Much Thanks okos.....

Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x3cfa46bc

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 2550 20480992+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 2550 18813 130632705 5 Extended
/dev/sda3 18814 19451 5124735 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/sda4 19452 19457 48195 ef EFI (FAT-12/16/32)
/dev/sda5 2550 2563 102400 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 2636 10285 61440000 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda7 10285 15821 44468224 83 Linux
/dev/sda8 15822 18167 18844213+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda9 18168 18813 5187584 82 Linux swap / Solaris

the 63GB partition is in there somewhere?

It must be the dev/sda6 one that now has a serious string of Letters/ numbers attached to it when opened (but vacant.) Didn't have them there numbers/ letters was just 63GB listed only once, and now listed twice going nowhere.

And I downloaded that zip and getting ready to install as soon as I get some shut-eye, loosing focus of the pages on this laptop.

I'll do first light, and net connection get back to post results.

Again thank you.
 
Old 11-12-2011, 11:06 PM   #5
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Try this first to see if ntfs-3g and fuse work:
Code:
sudo mkdir /mnt/windows
sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda6 /mnt/windows
ls /mnt/windows
Do you see the windows files?


Next try this:
Type the following and print the results:
Code:
less /etc/fstab
Look for the mount point for ntfs-3g in your fstab file.
Go to the mount point directory and list the contents.
Code:
cd <path of mount point>
ls
Do you now see the windows files?



If the above two options do not show the windows files, chances are you need to reinstall ntfs-3g.
http://www.tuxera.com/community/ntfs-3g-download/


Compile and install ntfs-3g. Next try the usage instructions.

Read this:
Quote:
Usage

If there was no error during installation then the NTFS volume can be mounted in read-write mode for everybody as follows. Unmount the volume if it had already been mounted, replace /dev/sda1 and /mnt/windows, if needed.

mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda6 /mnt/windows

Please see the NTFS-3G Manual for more options and examples.

You can also make NTFS to be mounted during boot by adding the following line to the end of the /etc/fstab file:

/dev/sda6 /mnt/windows ntfs-3g defaults 0 0

Last edited by okos; 11-12-2011 at 11:09 PM.
 
Old 11-12-2011, 11:11 PM   #6
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One question, why do you have so many partitions? I only have 4 partitions:
Win7
Ubuntu
Home
swap
 
Old 11-14-2011, 10:59 PM   #7
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[QUOTE=okos;4522643]Try this first to see if ntfs-3g and fuse work:
Code:
sudo mkdir /mnt/windows
sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda6 /mnt/windows
ls /mnt/windows
Do you see the windows files?


Quote:
Next try this:
Type the following and print the results:
Code:
less /etc/fstab
I typed that and got this.....
$ sudo mkdir /mnt/windows
mkdir: cannot create directory `/mnt/windows': File exists
private@private-keepOUT ~ $ sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda6 /mnt/windows
Mount is denied because the NTFS volume is already exclusively opened.
The volume may be already mounted, or another software may use it which
could be identified for example by the help of the 'fuser' command.
private@private-keepOUT ~ $ ls /mnt/windows


Quote:
Quote:
Look for the mount point for ntfs-3g in your fstab file.
Go to the mount point directory and list the contents.
Code:
cd <path of mount point>
ls
Do you now see the windows files?
Tried that and got this....

cd <path of mount point>
bash: syntax error near unexpected token `newline'

AND This.....

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier
# for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name
# devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0
# / was on /dev/sda8 during installation
UUID=30d2637c-c2ca-4c94-9617-6091ad00c657 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /home was on /dev/sda7 during installation
UUID=8d4b921a-d636-46b2-9d8e-36cdc8096c88 /home ext4 defaults 0 2
# swap was on /dev/sda9 during installation
UUID=351e72ac-3aec-430a-b1dc-86043be15a77 none swap


Quote:
If the above two options do not show the windows files, chances are you need to reinstall ntfs-3g.
[url]http://www.tuxera.com/community/ntfs-3g-download/[/ur]
I went to synaptic...
typed ntfs-3g and see it installed.
I go to RUN Application...
typed ntfs-3g
and get....
Could not open location 'file:///home/private/NTFS-3G
Error stating file '/home/private/NTFS-3G': No such file or directory


Quote:
Compile and install ntfs-3g. Next try the usage instructions.
Read this:
I really am lost at "Compile" even tho I read the "How Tos" on compiling more than a few times, but it went right over my head..

So I did all that I know to do, is synaptic > type ntfs-3g in search again > reinstalled
RUN Applications....ntfs-3g it disappears this time without a error message...

Go to computer > 63GB and see Nothing
Go to computer > Mint media/ Mint ..... see Nothing

Go to 21GB E200091C80091A457 [whatever that number is or where it came form.] It is my XP partition and see "File System" files..

So I believe that SOMEHOW..... some of my files got shifted around when I updated Grub2 and had Grub2 take over booting.
Or more than likly not....

But whatever... thanks for the try.... I can't access some of my file IN Mint.... that I used to access because of the .... to many ... file:///home/private ERRORS and no look at D: Data partition.

Thank you for putting up with this old n@@b for as long as you did! REALLY!

Last edited by infowarz; 11-14-2011 at 11:14 PM.
 
Old 11-14-2011, 11:06 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by okos View Post
One question, why do you have so many partitions? I only have 4 partitions:
Win7
Ubuntu
Home
swap
That was because of my "linux" helper to get to install Mint, added the little 100MB partitions to what he said as a buffer between XP partitions and Linux partitions.....

SO I let him put all them there partitions in to humor him so I could get Mint dual booted because I was sic to tears with M$ [even 7 ultimate] Now Mint is trying to loose files or move them as did xp and vista and 7 did on all my laptops.

Not a good reason for all them there partitions, but they more than likly wouldn't hurt, to much. HUH?
 
Old 11-24-2011, 04:52 PM   #9
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Wow today when I booted to Mint... it showed my D: Data files from Computer.
SO you had me do worked.... even tho I really do NOT know which or what fixed the not-showing partition files.

THANKS very much, cause I didn't fix it, it must have been your suggestions / fixes.
 
  


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