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Problems mounting NTFS HDD

Postby scottje1 on Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:32 am

I'm back in Australia for two weeks, trying to convert the family to LinuxMint rather than WIndows, as their machine came with Vista and consensus is loathing.

Anyway, they have two HDDs. One is a 160gb SATA, which LinuxMint is also installed on, and is working fine.

The other is an 80gb IDE HDD, and I cannot get the two NTFS partitions on this to mount. When I attempt to mount, I get the following message:

wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdd1,
missing codepage or other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so


dmesg gives a whole bunch of the following errors:

[ 25.016000] end_request: I/O error, dev hdd, sector 64131485
[ 25.016000] end_request: I/O error, dev hdd, sector 64131486
[ 25.016000] end_request: I/O error, dev hdd, sector 64131487


BUT, everything I check the disk with shows no errors, aside from Linux (I've used a few Windows utilities as well as chkdsk)... Any idea how I can get this/these partitions to mount?

Many thanks,

Scott.
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Postby Husse on Fri Oct 19, 2007 7:04 am

Do you let mintDisk mount the disk?
it has to be completely absent in /etc/fstab for that.
ntfs is a closed Microsoft "format" and there is a risk that it is "misunderstood" by Linux
This might help you
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/Advanced ... MFT_Repair
This is TestDisk - really good tool and safe....
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Postby Husse on Wed Oct 24, 2007 1:45 pm

BTW is the sector number increasing by one all the time?
This would indicate that the error is software and not hardware as I first assumed
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