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Old 01-02-2009, 09:54 PM   #1
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Unhappy Mounting an External Hard Drive with Hardy


Ok, I have Ubunutu- Hardy, and i recently got a 320 gig CAUM series Calvary 320 gig hard drive, but now I am totally unsure how to mount it. It recognizes it, but it gives me this

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u...Screenshot.png

Errr, I have no idea what I'm doing. Will someone please help?

Ok. Got the fdisk to work,
Code:
root@Mr_Anderson:/home/sage# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160000000000 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19452 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x18000000

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1               1           6       48163+  de  Dell Utility
/dev/sda2               7         268     2104515    b  W95 FAT32
/dev/sda3   *         269         293      200812+  83  Linux
/dev/sda4             294       19452   153894667+   f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5             294         455     1301233+  82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda6             456       19452   152593371   83  Linux

Disk /dev/sdf: 320.0 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x78979b83

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdf1               1       38913   312568641    7  HPFS/NTFS
So... now what? Please speak slowly, I have no idea what I'm doing.

Last edited by ceaseallfeeling; 01-02-2009 at 10:18 PM.
 
Old 01-02-2009, 10:18 PM   #2
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Seems you should be reading (all) those messages.
<rant>
The screen shots reveals why we shouldn't use NTFS on Linux. It (still) requires a bootable Windoze systems to validate/verify NTFS.
</rant>
Yes, I know it's not something you did. If it's a new drive, do as the messagebox suggest and force the mount. Or go find some-one that has Windoze.

As for the latter problem, the help text is right there - I don't see a capital L as an option.
On Ubuntu, you'll get a problem opening the device - try "sudo fdisk -l".
 
Old 01-02-2009, 10:21 PM   #3
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Seems you should be reading (all) those messages.
<rant>
The screen shots reveals why we shouldn't use NTFS on Linux. It (still) requires a bootable Windoze systems to validate/verify NTFS.
</rant>
Yes, I know it's not something you did. If it's a new drive, do as the messagebox suggest and force the mount. Or go find some-one that has Windoze.

As for the latter problem, the help text is right there - I don't see a capital L as an option.
On Ubuntu, you'll get a problem opening the device - try "sudo fdisk -l".
Yes, I figured out that I should do sudo... after only half an hour *Very, very beginner*
Yes, it's a new drive, but I honestly have no clue how to force the mount. That is what I am asking.
 
Old 01-02-2009, 10:31 PM   #4
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Just as it suggests from a terminal
Code:
mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdf1 /media/NewVolume -o force
I'd be mildly surprised if that works, but worth a try. Might need sudo, might not find the mountpoint - try it and see.
 
Old 01-03-2009, 02:56 AM   #5
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Ok, what I (my brother) ended up doing was using the partition editor to delete the old partition on the external drive, then creating a new one, then changing the permissions on it. i have no idea why that worked, but it did.
 
  


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