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Old 11-18-2007, 09:10 PM   #1
Lindumbo
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NTFS HDD Mount Problem


I am trying to use Ubuntu to find and copy a Microsoft Outlook .pst file to either a floppy or CD so I can us it on a new Windows PC. I hooked up the HDD containing the .pst file from my old Windows PC to my Ubuntu PC. The HDD is in Windows NTSF file format. Ubuntu recognizes that the HDD is there, but when I try to mount the HDD I get the following message: Could not mount drive. The reported error was: mount: can't find /dev/hdb1 in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab. Is there anything I can do to mount this HDD and get to the .pst file using Ubuntu. Note that I am absolutely the newest and lamest of the Linux newbees and I haven't a clue what /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab are. Thanks, Lindumbo
 
Old 11-18-2007, 10:07 PM   #2
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What is the command you used to mount it?

/etc/fstab is a filesystem table which lets the system know how to mount devices and where to mount them, it is not necessary to just mount a drive though so it sounds like your command may have been incorrect.
 
Old 11-19-2007, 05:50 AM   #3
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I didn't issue a command, per se. From the System Menu I clicked on Storage Media, right clicked on the graphical image of the HDD, then clicked Mount. At that point I receive the errorr message.
 
Old 11-19-2007, 01:02 PM   #4
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Try opening up a console and using the mount command. You have to know where you want to mount it though. I'd just create a directory in /mnt like windows if you haven't already got one:

Code:
$ mkdir /mnt/windows
Then you just need to issue the command to mount it:

Code:
$ mount /dev/hdb1 /mnt/windows
It just looks like since you weren't directly telling it where to mount it, it had to check /etc/fstab which you don't have setup for it. Hope it works. After your done with the drive you'd be able to unmount it by using the command,

Code:
$ umount /dev/hdb1
You should need su rights to do all this so either use 'su' or 'sudo'
For more info on this stuff also check out the man pages for mount/fstab

Last edited by nLEyETn; 11-19-2007 at 01:03 PM.
 
Old 11-20-2007, 08:34 PM   #5
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Thanks nLEyETn, it worked. Lindumbo
 
  


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