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  1. #1
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    Can't mount NTSF disk

    Hello!

    Well, everything worked fine in my Ubuntu 10.10, until I restarted the PC and I got this message from a hard disk I've been using before with ubuntu:
    Code:
    Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 16: Mount is denied because the NTFS volume is already exclusively opened.
    The volume may be already mounted, or another software may use it which
    could be identified for example by the help of the 'fuser' command.
    Any ideas?Please help!

    Thank you!

  2. #2
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    Re: Can't mount NTSF disk

    Googling...
    Do you have ntfs-3g installed on 10.10? Have you tried unmounting the drive in Nautilus? Try opening a terminal and running
    Code:
    man fuser
    to learn how to force your system to unmount the drive if you are stuck.
    Hard to give any specific tips when your question isn't very detailed. Break down how it was working fine before and what happened. Did you commit any major system changes before the restart?
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    Re: Can't mount NTSF disk

    Please post the output of,

    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
    Code:
    sudo blkid
    Code:
    cat /etc/fstab

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    Re: Can't mount NTSF disk

    Did you hibernate your windows install, or does the NTFS partition need chkdsk run? Gparted & Ubuntu do not want to open NTFS partitions with flags set where writing data then may prevent repairs from windows.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to close thread when/if answered completely.







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    Re: Can't mount NTSF disk

    i have the same problem.i have installed the ubuntu 10.10 on USB drive. earlier i could access all the drives from the HDD but not i get this msg. actually i think my HDD is off since there is no vibrations on my laptop body & nor does the HDD light(led) glows. This means ubuntu only used USB drive. memory cards are detected & other USB's also, but they are FAT32, so i dont understand whats the prob. & i am new 2 ubuntu so plz help me out. & yeah HDD works fine in windows.
    also tried:-
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ fuser -m /dev/sda3
    Cannot stat file /proc/14096/fd/21: Stale NFS file handle
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ fuser -m /dev/sda3
    Cannot stat file /proc/14096/fd/21: Stale NFS file handle
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ fuser -km /dev/sda3
    Cannot stat file /proc/14096/fd/21: Stale NFS file handle
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l

    Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x145380eb

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 10147 81499975 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda2 10147 16915 54362112 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda3 16915 18189 10240000 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/sda4 18190 19457 10185210 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda5 16915 18189 10238976 7 HPFS/NTFS

    Disk /dev/sdb: 2006 MB, 2006974464 bytes
    13 heads, 13 sectors/track, 23194 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 169 * 512 = 86528 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x04030201

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdb1 * 1 23195 1959920 b W95 FAT32
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo blkid
    /dev/loop0: TYPE="squashfs"
    /dev/loop1: LABEL="casper-rw" UUID="8fe4cf72-d47e-9443-9d61-c23f56690117" TYPE="ext2"
    /dev/sda1: UUID="4A4A6BAC4A6B938B" TYPE="ntfs"
    /dev/sda2: LABEL="New Volume" UUID="7C0088E50088A82A" TYPE="ntfs"
    /dev/sda4: LABEL="PRESARIO_RP" UUID="2C88743C8874071C" TYPE="ntfs"
    /dev/sda5: LABEL="New Volume" UUID="B83692E53692A442" TYPE="ntfs"
    /dev/sdb1: LABEL="PENDRIVE" UUID="5AD2-CA96" TYPE="vfat"
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ cat /etc/fstab
    aufs / aufs rw 0 0
    tmpfs /tmp tmpfs nosuid,nodev 0 0
    thanx.
    Last edited by nikhilbuwa; October 25th, 2010 at 05:14 AM.

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    Re: Can't mount NTSF disk

    I experience the same problem.
    I boot from 10.10 live pen drive and try to mount
    external usb to restore my Windows . Some time ago I did it
    successfuly. Now I cannot mount the drive and even have the same fuser output. The drive itself is OK - automounted on another box with 10.10 (normal install) wihout problems.

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    Re: Can't mount NTSF disk

    I also have this same or similar problem

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1767704&page=2

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    Re: Can't mount NTSF disk

    Have you all solved the problem?

    I have found 1 possible solution.

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    Re: Can't mount NTSF disk

    They've either found the solution or given up by now.

    This thread is over a year old. Let this thread sleep.

    Thread closed.
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