[HLUG] mounting an external HD
m.lewis.everley at googlemail.com
Tue Sep 1 22:37:40 UTC 2009
I get this problem a lot with NTFS formated HDD's. There is a quick and
dirty way of doing it, which you basically have to forcefully mount the HDD,
using something like what is posted here:
Hope thats of some help.
On Fri, Aug 21, 2009 at 4:04 PM, graham <grhmc at lavabit.com> wrote:
> I don't have a useful Windows system (I tried an old laptop with 2000me)
> so I'm stuck with the force option as in my original question. Is
> there a real risk?
> Paul Stenning wrote:
> > Hi Graham,
> > If you have ready access to the Windows system the best thing to do
> > would be to run chkdsk with the /F option on the drive from there. It
> > may be that Windows has marked the disk as potentially containing errors
> > and Linus is picking up on that.
> > Best regards,
> > Paul Stenning
> > graham wrote:
> >> Hi all
> >> I put a backup of my Linux system on the same HD as a backup of a widows
> >> system. Now trying to see the contents with my Linux OS seems to be
> >> impossible. I get this message:
> >> LogFile indicates unclean shutdown (0, 0) Failed to mount '/dev/sdb1':
> >> Operation not supported Mount is denied because NTFS is marked to be in
> >> If you don't have Windows then you can use the 'force' option for your
> >> own responsibility eg type on the command line
> >> mount -t ntfs-3g/dev/sdb1/media/New Volume -0 force
> >> or add the option to the relevant line in the /etc/fstab file:
> >> /dev/sdb1/media/New Volume ntfs-3g force 0 0
> >> Questions:
> >> What risk is attached to using the force option for mounting the HD?
> >> If I do mount it will I then be able to look at both backups?
> >> thanks
> >> Graham
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