Unrecognized mount option "x-gvfs-show" [SOLVED]

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Unrecognized mount option "x-gvfs-show" [SOLVED]

Post by DahakThor » Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:37 pm

Hello!
I have installed Linux Mint 17 (or 17.1) along with Windows 7 Ultimate and yesterday I have modified in Start>Drives an option, to show my sda8 (root) drive.
Since then, I can NOT access Linux. I always get this error:

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EXT4-fs (sda8): Unrecognized mount option "x-gvfs-show" or missing value
                  An error occurred while mounting /.
As I can no longer access my Window either (I get blue screen after 2-3 minutes or it doesn't load at all) since I installed Linux, now I am without an operating system and, there fore, without PC.
As until now I couldn't get any Linux version able to be made as bootable from usb stick but, even so, I wouldn't want to delete my partitions, as my work is valuable and I don't want to loose it.

I have read different forum topics, some with the same problem but from different reasons, and still I can't make it work.
I am not so good with all the terms. And one of my main problems is that I can't get to access the terminal from my error screen (rarely I have access it by pressing who know what key combination, but most of the times I get an alternate screen with a lot of words and all the lines ending with "[ok]" in the right side of the screen).

Please help me because I don't know what else to do.
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Re: EXT4-fs (sda8): Unrecognized mount option "x-gvfs-show"

Post by DahakThor » Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:47 pm

DahakThor wrote:Hello!
I have installed Linux Mint 17 (or 17.1) along with Windows 7 Ultimate and yesterday I have modified in Start>Drives an option, to show my sda8 (root) drive.
Since then, I can NOT access Linux. I always get this error:

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EXT4-fs (sda8): Unrecognized mount option "x-gvfs-show" or missing value
                  An error occurred while mounting /.
If I can get rid of this message, I get a gray screen with blue background that say:

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Could not start the X
server (your graphical environment)
due some internal error.
please contact  your sistem administrator
or check your syslog to diagnose.
In the meantime this display will be
disabled. Please restart MDM when
the problem is corrected.


           <  ok  >
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Re: EXT4-fs (sda8): Unrecognized mount option "x-gvfs-show"

Post by WharfRat » Mon Mar 09, 2015 3:36 pm

I don't know what you could have done here, but when you say
I have modified in Start>Drives an option, to show my sda8 (root) drive
was this in lunux or windows :?:

Please start the live media (the installation dvd/usb) and open the terminal and enter the following:

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sudo -i

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mount /dev/sda8 /mnt
Paste back the results of the following

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grep -v ^# /mnt/etc/fstab
and

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blkid
ImageImage

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Re: EXT4-fs (sda8): Unrecognized mount option "x-gvfs-show"

Post by DahakThor » Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:44 am

Thanks for the suggestion, but now is too late.

I've made that change in Linux from: Menu > Preferences > Disks. Than, on the partition panel, I've selected Partition 8 (my root) > More actions > Edit mount options > Show in user interface.
Nothing happened until I've hit Shut Down and than Restart. After that, the error described before appeared.
And it is stupid that one can ruin the entire Linux system for beeing able too see a partition.

I couldn't even reinstall new Linux by only deleting the root partition. I had to delete all the Linux partions and start over. For that I've lost most of my late 2 months work.
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As I didn't resolve this, but can't test more solutiions, I think this topic should be closed!
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Re: EXT4-fs (sda8): Unrecognized mount option "x-gvfs-show"

Post by altair4 » Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:16 am

I've made that change in Linux from: Menu > Preferences > Disks. Than, on the partition panel, I've selected Partition 8 (my root) > More actions > Edit mount options > Show in user interface.
And it is stupid that one can ruin the entire Linux system for beeing able too see a partition.
First, this is not your fault.

Second, "show in user interface" doesn't mean what you or any reasonably intelligent person might think it means.

If you mount something under /media or your home directory ( /home/your-user-name ) the mounted partition's mount point shows up all over the place like on the desktop or on the side panel of the file manager. If you mount in anywhere else like under /mnt or off the root directory itself it will not show up there.

"show in user interface" ( x-gvfs-show ) forces the mount point of a partition not mounted under /media or a users home directory to show up on the desktop and the side panel of the file manager. And that's all it does.

The use of "Disks" is not something I would recommend - at least not at the moment. When and if Mint adopts in full systemd this particular error with x-gvfs-show will or at least should go away.
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Re: EXT4-fs (sda8): Unrecognized mount option "x-gvfs-show"

Post by DahakThor » Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:34 am

The use of "Disks" is not something I would recommend - at least not at the moment. When and if Mint adopts in full systemd this particular error with x-gvfs-show will or at least should go away.
I hope they will resolve this some times sooner... :)

I know it's not recommended to mess with a lot of thing, but I'm a nosy type of guy and I want to know stuff and make stuff look and do thing my way... I will definitely will remember the bad choices I've made and not modify all that I can without searching the consequences...

Thanks!
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