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Old 01-31-2009, 02:41 AM   #1
Dr Nick
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Unable to mount windows drive on portable Ubuntu? - SOLVED


OK, I run Ubuntu persistently off my flash drive.

I had it going fine yesterday, but today when i booted it up, I couldnt mount my Vista drive.

Quote:
Cannot mount volume.
Unable to mount the volume 'Vista'.

Details:
mount: according to mtab, /dev/sda2 is
already mounted on /media/Vista
Quote:
Unable to mount Vista

DBus error org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.
They are the two error messages I get when I try to mount it.

I think maybe since I didnt unmount it when i shut it down yesterday it still thinks its mounted - but it isnt.

I cant access my windows drive, and I need to

Thanks for any help/ workarounds!
Nick

Last edited by Dr Nick; 01-31-2009 at 03:44 AM. Reason: Problem Solved
 
Old 01-31-2009, 03:21 AM   #2
jdkaye
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Hi Nick,
What happens if you run
Code:
sudo umount /media/Vista
from a terminal?
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 01-31-2009, 03:31 AM   #3
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Quote:
nick@ubuntu:~$ sudo umount /media/Vista
umount: /dev/sda2: not mounted
umount: /media/Vista: not found
umount: /dev/sda2: not mounted
umount: /media/Vista: not found
Apparently... That

IDK, but that doesnt look all that good to me... It seems that its not there, and not mounted... And i still cant access that drive.

Thanks for your help, do you have any other suggestions?

Nick
 
Old 01-31-2009, 03:43 AM   #4
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As strange as this may sound, i just tried mounting my other HDD's and they worked, so I tried the Vista one again and it mounted!

Everything is working fine now.
Thanks
Nick
 
Old 01-31-2009, 07:00 AM   #5
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Red face Its not your fault buddy

If u want to see the same error , just perform improper windows shutdown
So better do proper shutdown else u will again get panic
Have a nice day.
 
Old 05-03-2009, 11:55 PM   #6
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Last edited by naisanza; 05-04-2009 at 12:30 AM.
 
Old 05-04-2009, 12:24 AM   #7
jdkaye
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Hi Naisanza,
You have placed your query in an already existing thread "Unable to mount windows drive on portable Ubuntu?". This is called "hijacking a thread" and it's not a very nice thing to do. Please start your own thread if you have a question to ask and don't hijack other people's threads. It makes answering questions confusing and annoying.

Thanks for your cooperation.
jdk
 
  


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