I have been using Kubuntu for a couple of years, but have just migrated to Mint 5 KDE. I have been setting up this and now want to upload all of my saved data from an external 120Gb USB drive. Each time that I try to do this I keep getting the following error message;
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb1,
missing codepage or helper program, or other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so
I have spent a couple of days trawling the posts for solutions but with no success and I think that I have prrobably made some stupid modification to some setting that is causing this. I also have a 16Gb SDHC card + USB reader that I used to install Mint and this is also showing the same error message....... so it did work OK before!!! I have tried cleaning and re-formatting the 16Gb combo on an XP Laptop and still get the same error.
As an aside, I have even tried to setup a Samba share to transfer the data as the 120Gb drive works fine with XP.
I am sure that this problem relates to mount/fstab issues hence the subject title......... but I may be wrong!!!
Thanks in advance for any help,