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  1. #1
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    Unable to mount HDD

    Hello everyone,

    I tried to find my answer on some older post, but I wasn't successful.
    I got an issue when I try to mount my internal HDD. Actually I boot ubuntu from my usb key.
    The first time I was able to access my hard drive (with XP on it...). I used some progams to watch some videos. I shut down my computer and since I restarted it I can't mount it anymore.
    The error message says: " unable to mount the volume 'HDD'. Details mount: according to mtab,/dev/sda1 is already mounted on /media/HDD "

    I got the exact same problem with my external hard drive : "unable to mountthe volume 'HDD Portable Quentin' Details mount : according to mtab,/dev/sdc1 is already mounted on media/HDD Portable Quentin ". I remember that I used Rhythmbox to listen to music on this hard drive.

    Thank you for help. If by any chance, you would know how to avoid such troubles in the future, I would be glad to take your advice.

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    Re: Unable to mount HDD

    Ubuntu will detect and try to mount drives that it finds.
    Can you confirm that your HD is mounted on /media/HDD ?

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    Re: Unable to mount HDD

    Sorry, I'm newbie,
    how to confirm that it is mounted on /media/HDD?

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    Re: Unable to mount HDD

    Applications > Accessories > Terminal

    At the prompt type df and press <Return/Enter>

    Do you see /dev/sda1 under Filesystem and /media/HDD under Mounted on ?

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    Re: Unable to mount HDD

    I don't think I see that. Here is what i see:

    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ df
    Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
    tmpfs 1030928 2392 1028536 1% /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/volatile
    tmpfs 1030928 2392 1028536 1% /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/volatile
    tmpfs 1030928 0 1030928 0% /lib/init/rw
    varrun 1030928 112 1030816 1% /var/run
    varlock 1030928 0 1030928 0% /var/lock
    udev 1030928 148 1030780 1% /dev
    tmpfs 1030928 624 1030304 1% /dev/shm
    rootfs 4031680 3684368 142512 97% /
    /dev/sdb1 7812148 4811680 3000468 62% /cdrom
    /dev/loop0 691328 691328 0 100% /rofs
    tmpfs 4031680 3684368 142512 97% /tmp
    df: `/media/HDD': No such file or directory
    tmpfs 1030928 2392 1028536 1% /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/volatile
    df: `/media/HDD Portable Quentin': No such file or directory
    tmpfs 1030928 2392 1028536 1% /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/volatile
    tmpfs 1030928 2392 1028536 1% /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/volatile
    tmpfs 1030928 2392 1028536 1% /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/volatile
    tmpfs 1030928 2392 1028536 1% /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/volatile

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    Re: Unable to mount HDD

    Three things:

    1) Exactly what are you typing when you try to mount a hard disk?
    What exactly is the error message?

    2) As you did with the output of df, please post the output from
    cat /etc/fstab and cat /etc/mtab.

    3) Start the Synaptic Package Manager
    (System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager)
    In the package list, find nfsbooted.
    Right-click nfsbooted and click Properties.
    What does it say next to Status: ?

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    Re: Unable to mount HDD

    1) When I try to mount a disk, I just left-click on it, or I right-click and then select "mount volume"

    2) for cat /etc/fstab, here is what the console says:
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ cat /etc/fstab
    aufs / aufs rw 0 0
    tmpfs /tmp tmpfs nosuid,nodev 0 0
    and for cat /etc/mtab:
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ cat /etc/mtab
    proc /proc proc rw 0 0
    sysfs /sys sysfs rw 0 0
    tmpfs /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/volatile tmpfs rw,mode=0755 0 0
    tmpfs /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/volatile tmpfs rw,mode=0755 0 0
    tmpfs /lib/init/rw tmpfs rw,nosuid,mode=0755 0 0
    varrun /var/run tmpfs rw,nosuid,mode=0755 0 0
    varlock /var/lock tmpfs rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,mode=1777 0 0
    udev /dev tmpfs rw,mode=0755 0 0
    tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs rw,nosuid,nodev 0 0
    devpts /dev/pts devpts rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=620 0 0
    rootfs / rootfs rw 0 0
    /dev/sdb1 /cdrom vfat rw,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=cp437,iocharset= iso8859-1 0 0
    /dev/loop0 /rofs squashfs ro,noatime 0 0
    fusectl /sys/fs/fuse/connections fusectl rw 0 0
    tmpfs /tmp tmpfs rw,nosuid,nodev 0 0
    binfmt_misc /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc binfmt_misc rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0
    /dev/sda1 /media/HDD fuseblk rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096 0 0
    tmpfs /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/volatile tmpfs rw,mode=0755 0 0
    binfmt_misc /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc binfmt_misc rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0
    /dev/sdc1 /media/HDD\040Portable\040Quentin fuseblk rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096 0 0
    tmpfs /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/volatile tmpfs rw,mode=0755 0 0
    binfmt_misc /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc binfmt_misc rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0
    tmpfs /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/volatile tmpfs rw,mode=0755 0 0
    binfmt_misc /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc binfmt_misc rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0
    gvfs-fuse-daemon /home/ubuntu/.gvfs fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon rw,nosuid,nodev,user=ubuntu 0 0
    tmpfs /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/volatile tmpfs rw,mode=0755 0 0
    binfmt_misc /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc binfmt_misc rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0
    tmpfs /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/volatile tmpfs rw,mode=0755 0 0
    binfmt_misc /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc binfmt_misc rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0
    tmpfs /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/volatile tmpfs rw,mode=0755 0 0
    binfmt_misc /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc binfmt_misc rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0
    /dev/fuse /home/ubuntu/.gvfs fuse rw,nosuid,nodev,user=ubuntu 0 0
    3) synaptic package manager tells me that "nfsbooted" is not installed

    Hope it'll help, thanks a lot

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    Re: Unable to mount HDD

    So shall I install nfbooted?

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    Re: Unable to mount HDD

    Hi Quintino, sorry for the delay.

    > So shall I install nfbooted?
    No. nfbooted can cause problems like the one you are experiencing.

    To explain my thoughts here:
    /etc/fstab is the file that tells the computer what disks and filesystems to mount. Yours is surprisingly sparse.
    /etc/mtab shows the disks and filesystems that are currently mounted.

    These two lines in your mtab are interesting:
    Code:
    /dev/sda1 /media/HDD fuseblk rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096 0 0
    
    /dev/sdc1 /media/HDD\040Portable\040Quentin fuseblk rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096 0 0
    Start a terminal again (Applications > Accessories > Terminal).
    Type cat /etc/mtab <Enter/Return> and make sure that those two lines are still there.
    Then type ls -al /media/HDD. What is the output?
    (Don't forget that filenames in Ubuntu are case-sensitive -- hdd is not the same as HDD).
    Last edited by AlanQ; October 2nd, 2009 at 03:22 PM.

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    Re: Unable to mount HDD

    I am having similar problem can't mount flash drives ext HD or anything have tried all file systems, numerous tweaks, terminal commands, ntfs-3g, ntfs config tool, storage device manager,nfs booted, I am totally frustrated. I can't evemn reinstall as I lost all my backups trying to fix ext drives. Everything works in a windows machine so hardware is OK
    Last edited by cmcanulty; October 2nd, 2009 at 09:03 PM.

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