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Old 10-10-2009, 07:32 AM   #1
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Error when trying to mount hard drive - Debian


Hi,
I'm trying to mount a second hard drive with a load of backed up files on it. The drive is recognised, but when I try to open it I get the error message:
"cannot mount volume. Invalid mount option when attempting to mount the volume."
I'm using Debian and the drive is ntfs.
Any help would be great, thanks.
 
Old 10-10-2009, 07:37 AM   #2
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Do you have ntfs-3g instaled?
Code:
apt-get install ntfs-3g
 
Old 10-10-2009, 11:39 AM   #3
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Already done tried that, I should have said.
 
Old 10-10-2009, 11:43 AM   #4
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what command do you use to mount ?
try
Code:
mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/usb -t ntfs-3g -o force
 
Old 10-10-2009, 12:09 PM   #5
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Sorry for being clueless but what does this bit mean?
Code:
/dev/sdb1 /mnt/usb
It's ATA, not USB and what should I put in place of "/dev/sdb1"?
 
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connect the drive
type dmesg to see info on the drive.
Then mount the drive:
Code:
mount /dev/xxx /mnt/yyy -t ntfs-3g -o force
replace xxx with the info from dmesg
and yyy with the mount point you want to use

What command did you use, when you recieved the errormessages?

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Old 10-10-2009, 12:32 PM   #7
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I changed ntfs-3 to ntfs-3.1 because that is the file type, was this correct?
Code:
mount /dev/hdb /mnt/ata -t ntfs-3.1g -o force
mount: mount point /mnt/ata does not exist
 
Old 10-10-2009, 01:26 PM   #8
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mount: mount point /mnt/ata does not exist
You need to create the mountpoint
Code:
mkdir /mnt/ata
 
Old 10-10-2009, 01:48 PM   #9
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Thankyou so much for the help Repo, this worked:
Code:
 mount /dev/hdb1 /mnt/ata -t ntfs-3g -o force
I haven't used linux in a while so I'm very rusty.
 
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Originally Posted by Ewan the moomintroll View Post
Thankyou so much for the help Repo, this worked:
Code:
 mount /dev/hdb1 /mnt/ata -t ntfs-3g -o force
I haven't used linux in a while so I'm very rusty.
No problem.
You can mark the thread solved if you want.
 
  


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