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USB drive will not mount

Postby jroa on Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:34 am

I am helping out a friend who has Mint 11 installed onto a USB drive. When booted, it will not auto mount another USB drive, although Disk Utility recognizes the drive. I tried to manual mount using Disk Utility and got the following error.

Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with:
mount: according to mtab, /dev/sdb1 is already mounted on /
mount failed


I tried this with two separate drives and got the same results. In Windows XP, both drives work fine. Here is the output of fdisk. sdc1 is the drive that will not mount.

Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x80d2f3ee

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 19456 156280288+ 7 HPFS/NTFS

Disk /dev/sdb: 16.0 GB, 16008609792 bytes
64 heads, 32 sectors/track, 15267 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 2048 * 512 = 1048576 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0004ac53

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 * 1 7630 7812500 83 Linux
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sdb2 7630 15266 7819265 5 Extended
Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sdb5 7631 9537 1952768 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sdb6 9539 15266 5865472 83 Linux

Disk /dev/sdc: 2055 MB, 2055208960 bytes
16 heads, 32 sectors/track, 7840 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 512 * 512 = 262144 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x58e10cca

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdc1 * 1 7840 2007024 e W95 FAT16 (LBA)


Any help with this would be appreciated.
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Re: USB drive will not mount

Postby jroa on Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:47 pm

Still having the same issues. Any ideas?
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