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December 16th, 2008, 12:27 PM
I installed the ubuntu 8.04 on my USB-Stick, and so i boot from USB-Stick, now I want to read my files from my Computer. I click at 160,0 GB Medium but :

Cannot mount Volume
Unable to mount volume
mount: wrong fs-type, bad option, bad superblock on dev/sda1, missing codepage or helper program or other error in some cases useful info is found in syslog- try dmesg| tail or so

Unable to mount volume:

DBus error org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.

what shall i do/ download/ install/ try

thx, raphi

December 16th, 2008, 12:40 PM
Did you try doing it in the command line?
For example, do something like the following, with appropriate changes for the device name and mount point.

$ sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sdc1/ /media/disk/

Use 'vfat' if it's a FAT32(Windows) partition or 'ext3' if it is Linux. Try it and see what error message you get, if any.

December 16th, 2008, 12:42 PM
hi raphi11,
let's check what ubuntu from the usb stick actaully sees:
run these commands in terminal and post the output

sudo fdisk -l

December 16th, 2008, 12:51 PM
sorry for the german, hope you "understand" it

Platte /dev/sda: 160.0 GByte, 160041885696 Byte
255 Köpfe, 63 Sektoren/Spuren, 19457 Zylinder
Einheiten = Zylinder von 16065 × 512 = 8225280 Bytes
Disk identifier: 0x2e46578f

Gerät boot. Anfang Ende Blöcke Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 19456 156280288+ 7 HPFS/NTFS

Platte /dev/sdb: 4114 MByte, 4114612224 Byte
255 Köpfe, 63 Sektoren/Spuren, 500 Zylinder
Einheiten = Zylinder von 16065 × 512 = 8225280 Bytes
Disk identifier: 0x03f45643

Gerät boot. Anfang Ende Blöcke Id System
/dev/sdb1 * 1 471 3783276 83 Linux
/dev/sdb2 472 500 232942+ 5 Erweiterte
/dev/sdb5 472 500 232911 82 Linux Swap / Solaris

December 16th, 2008, 12:53 PM
@ davidbilla

mount: Einhängepunkt /media/disk/ existiert nicht

December 16th, 2008, 12:57 PM
You are lucky that I speak German fluently... ):P aber ich bleib beim Englischem, damit alle was davon haben :p.

Please post also your fstab file. To mount a ntfs partition you need ntfs-3g driver.

cat /etc/fstab

December 16th, 2008, 01:31 PM
sorry war essen

you mean this?

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# /dev/sdb1
UUID=74a971ca-1017-4025-95e7-e5adea205c5c / ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /dev/sdb5
UUID=ef9d5ff2-196b-4db0-bd75-5c0f608fef32 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0

December 16th, 2008, 01:41 PM
shows still the same error when i install the ntfs driver

December 16th, 2008, 01:51 PM
Try to mount the HDD using the live CD

December 16th, 2008, 01:56 PM
The ubuntu livecd ?