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Old 02-14-2017, 03:10 PM   #1
murtazajan
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Unhappy mounting


hello every one
i am new in linux
i have a 500 GB hard disk and i can not open that....
it shows a massage "unable to mount location" i searched a lot of in youtube but i didn't find the solution please help me.
 
Old 02-14-2017, 03:20 PM   #2
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Hey murtazajan - welcome to linux. A couple of details would help: is the 500 GB disk you are trying to mount internal or external. Do you know what file system it is formatted to (ex. ext4, FAT32, NTFS ...) ? What version (distro) of linux are you using ? Have you tried looking at your distro's instructions / wiki for mounting volumes ? Have you looked at the manual for the mount command ($ man mount) ? Do you know what your fstab file is and can you show us the contents of this file ? Have you checked to see that the system recognizes that the device is attached and has assigned it a block id (for example /dev/sdb ...) by using ( $ lsblk ... or # blkid) ?

Let's start with that.

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Old 02-14-2017, 03:23 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by murtazajan View Post
hello every one
i am new in linux
i have a 500 GB hard disk and i can not open that....
it shows a massage "unable to mount location" i searched a lot of in youtube but i didn't find the solution please help me.
Read the "Question Guidelines" link in my posting signature. We can try to help, but you have to provide details; based on what you posted, there isn't anything we can tell you. You don't tell us what version/distro of Linux, anything about your hardware, how that disk is connected, where you're seeing that message, what you've done/tried, etc. Tell us exactly what you're doing, and help us help you.

Also, YouTube IS NOT a good/reliable source of information.
 
Old 02-14-2017, 06:15 PM   #4
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it shows a massage "unable to mount location"
Exactly what location are you trying to mount the disk to? I'd reckon you'd get this message from trying to mount your disk to one of the primary system directories (/, /usr, /etc, /dev, /proc...) as, were it possible, you'd lose system access to vital system files!

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