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Thread: Unable to mount Location

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    Unable to mount Location

    Hello. I'm using an external USB HDD, Seagate Barracuda 7200.7
    ST380011A with my laptop.

    Today when i tried to open the it up to look at my photo's I get this message...

    "UNABLE TO MOUNT LOCATION". "cannot mount file"

    Now, I'm a noob when it comes to things like this so im sorry in advance for my lack of understanding, i'm new to ubantu too so I feel totally lost. I tried to look on other threads about this but could not seem to find much help, or it was just over my head and didn't understand

    Any help is much appreciated, please let me know if you need any further information to assist, thanks in advance.
    johnmc@johnmc-laptop:~$ df
    Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda1 152357444 10137724 134480408 8% /
    varrun 257132 104 257028 1% /var/run
    varlock 257132 0 257132 0% /var/lock
    udev 257132 56 257076 1% /dev
    devshm 257132 24 257108 1% /dev/shm
    lrm 257132 40000 217132 16% /lib/modules/2.6.24-25-generic/volatile
    johnmc@johnmc-laptop:~$
    Last edited by joelmcw; November 5th, 2009 at 03:54 PM. Reason: missed out line

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    Re: Unable to mount Location

    bump, any help would be nice thanks =p

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    Re: Unable to mount Location

    My problem is not quite the same, but almost. I get the same message when I insert certain DVDs. Others work well. I have read the threads in other posts and tried out various options, When I typed in one suggested command (mount /media/cdrom)), I got the following message:

    mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sr0,
    missing codepage or helper program, or other error
    In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
    dmesg | tail or so

    I can't make much sense of it, so what should I do next? As I say some DVDs work and others do not. (I believe these are blank but was trying to check.)

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