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Old 04-23-2007, 02:21 PM   #1
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Unable to mount volumes


I'm using Debian 4. I tried to mount (by double clicking on the hard disk icon) a volume for my NTFS Hard Disk of 160Gb and i got following error message:

Unable to mount the selected volume.
libhal-storage.c 1401: info: called libhal_free_dbus_error but dbuserror was not set
process 17557: applications must not close shared connections - see dbus_connection_close() docs. this is a bug in the application.
error: could not execute pmount

Also when I tried to mount my 1Gb KINGMAX USB2.0 Flashdisk i got similar following error message:

Unable to mount the selected volume.
libhal-storage.c 1401: info: called libhal_free_dbus_error but dbuserror was not set
process 17529: applications must not close shared connections - see dbus_connection_close() docs. this is a bug in the application.
error: could not execute pmount

I understand that is not easy to access the NTFS volumes ... but my 1Gb Flashdisk is FAT formatted...

Any ideas what I could do? (Please if there is a lot of technical stuff I need step by step instructions if possible as I'm a new in Linux)

Thanks
 
Old 04-23-2007, 02:56 PM   #2
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will you show your /etc/fstab?
looks like there's something wrong with pmount
try to mount volume manually
sudo mount /dev/hdxX /media/mount_point
 
Old 04-23-2007, 07:21 PM   #3
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# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hda2 / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
/dev/hda5 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/hdd /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto 0 0

(Thanks for your help in advance)
 
Old 04-24-2007, 02:11 AM   #4
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I havn't noteced your NTFS volume
try the following:
#sudo fdisk -l
this will show you THE device of your NTFS Hard Disk of 160Gb
you'll see something like this
Code:
/dev/hda6             952         991      321268+  82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/hda7             992        1932     7558551   83  Linux
/dev/hda8            1933        4865    23559291    c  W95 FAT32 (LBA)
then pick the divice you are interested in and mount it
I've got /dev/hda8 with FAT32 file system
in order to mount it I have to do this
Code:
#sudo mount /dev/hda8 /mnt/fat
and if you want to write on NTFS volume you'll need ntfs3g (http://www.ntfs-3g.org)
Code:
#sudo apt-get install ntfs-3g
#sudo ntfs-3g /dev/hd(NTFS-vol) /media/ntfs
btw - it's all written in man mount and in man ntfs-3g
pls read it
 
Old 04-24-2007, 01:47 PM   #5
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might sound funny... but where and how do I access the man pages?
 
Old 04-24-2007, 04:35 PM   #6
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Code:
man "command"
-twantrd
 
Old 04-24-2007, 05:55 PM   #7
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ok... i have the following

/dev/hdb1.......1......19457.....156288321....7...HPFS/NTFS

i tried
# sudo mount /dev/hdb1 /mnt/ntfs

i got message
mount: mount point /mnt/ntfs does not exist

i tried
# sudo mount /dev/hdb1 /media/ntfs

i got message
mount: mount point /media/ntfs does not exist


What can I do now?
 
Old 04-24-2007, 11:07 PM   #8
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Umm, here's a quick suggestion....does the mount point even exist???? It's blatantly telling you right there.

-twantrd
 
Old 04-25-2007, 02:35 AM   #9
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you were asked to read some man pages
pls do it
 
  


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