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Old 06-11-2008, 07:23 PM   #1
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Unable to access ntfs partition


I am on Kubuntu Gutsy. The partition device/dev/sda2 is formatted ntfs. I would like to view contents and copy files to ext3 directory. When I click on /media/sda2 where it is mounted in Krusader, I get: Could not mount device. Reported error was: Mount: according to mtab, /dev/sda2 is already mounted on /media/sda2. When I click off error message only .. shows up in contents. How do I access this partition?
 
Old 06-11-2008, 07:49 PM   #2
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try this command as a root
to see what u already mounted write in ur CL :
#mount
and see if ur partition mounted or not

to mount ur ntfs use this command :
#mount ntfs-3g /dev/sda2 /mnt/win
where win is a directory
 
Old 06-11-2008, 08:40 PM   #3
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I put in option -t in your command after consulting other docs. Entering command sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda2 /mnt/sda2 I get
mount: according to mtab, /dev/sda2 is already mounted on /mnt/sda2. I get same when /mnt/sda2 is replaced by other directories where I have tried to mount. Amazing thing is that I looked into mtab with text editor kate and it was empty!
 
Old 06-11-2008, 09:21 PM   #4
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mmmmh okay just try this , write ur mount command in ur $ vi /etc/rc.local
then reboot ,, it will always mount ur partition , and see if it will mount or not .
 
Old 06-11-2008, 11:20 PM   #5
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Did this and nothing changed. mtab empty, no files showing up in /media/sda2. What now?
 
Old 06-11-2008, 11:38 PM   #6
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write in your mtab

/dev/sda2 /mnt/Directory ntfs-3g defaults 0 0

and reboot , it will always mount

Last edited by linuxawe; 06-11-2008 at 11:40 PM.
 
Old 06-12-2008, 01:07 AM   #7
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hmmm,

do you have ntfs -3g? In Knoppix, it used to be like that, exactly. I had an experienced just like you did.

Try this: (as root)

root@computername$ mount /mnt/sda2

Hope this will help you
 
  


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