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Old 06-27-2002, 09:00 AM   #1
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mounting ntfs(xp) drive

i have had a couple drives on xp machines(<--clients') go bad lately and have found that the only way to retrieve the data was through linux as windows would'nt see it even though the bios did. one of them crapped out while copying the data over and now when i try to mount it i get:

[root@Linuxbox brussow]# mount -t ntfs /dev/hdc1 /mnt/ntfs/lloyd
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdc1,
or too many mounted file systems

this may be just that the hard drive is jacked up beyaond repair but i wonder if there is any way to verify that or try to repair the damage.

any suggestions?
Old 06-27-2002, 09:35 AM   #2
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run hdparm on poor thing, see what you get.
hdparm -tT /dev/hdc
Old 06-27-2002, 09:45 AM   #3
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doesnt look good

[root@Linuxbox root]# hdparm -tL /dev/hdc
-L: missing value (0/1)

Timing buffered disk reads: read() failed: Input/output error

is that the end of story? rma this baby?
Old 06-28-2002, 02:37 PM   #4
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you are missing this thing "/"
moun -t ntfs /dev/hdc1 /mnt/ntfs/lloyd/
so type / at the end
Old 06-28-2002, 03:00 PM   #5
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Originally posted by fool_inteligent
you are missing this thing "/"
moun -t ntfs /dev/hdc1 /mnt/ntfs/lloyd/
so type / at the end
does it matter?
Old 06-28-2002, 03:15 PM   #6
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did you create the directory you're trying to mount to first?
Old 06-29-2002, 01:00 PM   #7
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the "/" after a directory isnt necessary and i did make the directory before trying. the drive just ended up being toast - starting making a real nasty chunking noise. there's no way to retrieve this data- oh well. thanks for the replies though
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try running fsck on it.


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