Need help mounting ext4 partition from second HDD

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Need help mounting ext4 partition from second HDD

Postby cuddlypike on Fri May 03, 2013 8:47 pm


I have a separate 3TB harddrive with data that I want to access. It has 4 partitions on it, but I only want access to the 4th one, which is using ext4.

I've connected it to my computer and it seems to detect properly. I see an icon in Computer that shows the name 3.0 TB Hard Disk 3.0 TB Volume. Clicking on this icon results in the following error:

Error mounting /dev/sdb4 at /media/colin/77c9c286-fda8-43ca-9353-671ea3baf1dc: Command-line `mount -t "ext4" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid" "/dev/sdb4" "/media/colin/77c9c286-fda8-43ca-9353-671ea3baf1dc"' exited with non-zero exit status 32: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb4,
missing codepage or helper program, or other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so

Considering Computer only shows one icon for the 3TB HDD, I would imagine I need to tell the OS to mount the 4th one specifically.

I tried looking at the partitions using:
sudo parted -l

And this is what it returned:

Model: ATA WDC WD30EZRS-11J (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdb: 3001GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
Partition Table: gpt

Number Start End Size File system Name Flags
3 15.7MB 528MB 513MB primary
1 528MB 2576MB 2048MB ext3 primary raid
2 2576MB 4624MB 2048MB ext3 primary raid
4 4624MB 3001GB 2996GB ext4 primary

Some additional info:

sudo blkid -c dev/null
/dev/sda1: LABEL="Windows XP" UUID="168CEAE58CEABDFD" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sda2: UUID="ecfefebc-d338-4162-9fca-7b0815601f0d" TYPE="ext4"
/dev/sda3: UUID="7f5daa69-ba1a-4157-a98b-991f1b1e7cfa" TYPE="swap"
/dev/sda5: LABEL="Stuff" UUID="26E047F4E047C8AF" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sdb1: UUID="6c290884-f600-51eb-5842-a427fb1e5a14" TYPE="linux_raid_member"
/dev/sdb2: UUID="6c290884-f600-51eb-5842-a427fb1e5a14" TYPE="linux_raid_member"
/dev/sdb4: UUID="77c9c286-fda8-43ca-9353-671ea3baf1dc" TYPE="ext4"
/dev/sdc1: LABEL="Windows 8" UUID="DA082F40082F1AD1" TYPE="ntfs"

cat /etc/fstab

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0
# / was on /dev/sdb2 during installation
UUID=ecfefebc-d338-4162-9fca-7b0815601f0d / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
# swap was on /dev/sdb3 during installation
UUID=7f5daa69-ba1a-4157-a98b-991f1b1e7cfa none swap sw 0 0


/dev/sda2 on / type ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
none on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
udev on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620)
tmpfs on /run type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,size=10%,mode=0755)
none on /run/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,size=5242880)
none on /run/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
none on /run/user type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,size=104857600,mode=0755)
gvfsd-fuse on /run/user/colin/gvfs type fuse.gvfsd-fuse (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=colin)
/dev/sdc1 on /media/colin/Windows 8 type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,default_permissions,blksize=4096)

I tried adding the following line to the fstab file:
UUID=77c9c286-fda8-43ca-9353-671ea3baf1dc /mnt/sdb4 ext4 defaults,noatime 0 2

However, I got the same error when attempting to mount all. (mount -a)

How would I go about accessing this data?
I'm rather new to this, so any and all help you could give me would be greatly appreciated.

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