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Old 10-21-2004, 05:17 AM   #1
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MY ntfs drive isnt working, please help


long story short, i just swtched from windows to linux mandrake 10.1 i have a 160GB USB HD with things i reallly need. its formated in NTFS. and when i start it up i get a hardisk icon on my desktop. however when i try to open it i get this

error-kio_devices_mounthelper
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda1,
or too many mounted file systems
Please check that the disk is entered correctly.

i would apreciate some help as i need to get at these, thanks.
 
Old 10-21-2004, 05:48 AM   #2
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I suppose that 'mounthelper' is something like automount. There have been problems with that. Can you post the content of your /etc/fstab file? You might have to uninstall or disable supermount and mount the drive by hand.

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Old 10-21-2004, 06:23 AM   #3
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i have the same problem with my external hard drive:
here is my fstab:
/dev/hda5 / ext3 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
/dev/hda7 /home ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom auto umask=0,user,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,noauto,ro,exec,users 0 0
/dev/hdd /mnt/cdrom2 auto umask=0,user,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,noauto,ro,exec,users 0 0
/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows ntfs umask=0,nls=iso8859-1,ro 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hda6 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/sda1 /mnt/hd auto umask=0,user,iocharset=iso8859-1,sync,kudzu,codepage=850,noauto,exec,users 0 0
 
Old 10-21-2004, 02:59 PM   #4
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and here is mine

/dev/hdc1 / ext3 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
/dev/hdc6 /home ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/hda /mnt/cdrom auto umask=0,user,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,noauto,ro,exec,users 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hdc5 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/sda1 /mnt/removable auto umask=0,user,iocharset=iso8859-1,sync,kudzu,codepage=850,noauto,exec,users 0 0
 
Old 10-21-2004, 04:57 PM   #5
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Ok, both of you have the same problem obviously. The last line of your respective fstabs refers to your removable hard drives. They are practically identical except for the designation of the mountpoint.

I would suggest to exchange 'auto' for the actual file system used on either HD. More on fstab: http://linux.about.com/library/cmd/blcmdl5_fstab.htm

More on external USB drives here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...icle&artid=301

I hope that helps!

Robin
 
  


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