This is what i got when i typed "sudo umount -a"
umount: /dev: device is busy
umount: /var/run: device is busy
umount: /: device is busy
and for the next command it was this -
fusermount: failed to access mountpoint /media/hdb1: No such file or directory
Unmounting /dev/hdb1 (HP_PAVILION)
what have i done wrong ?
Remenber that device & mount point are different. If your drive is detected, device always exist and will be in /dev. In your case, i guess your partition is /dev/hdb1.Code:sudo mkdir /media/hdb1 #in your case
Mount point is the directory where is mount your partition in your filesystem. Ex: your root partition is mounted on /
So you have to create the directory where will be mount your partition before mounting it (it will not create it automaticly).
I hope that will help you . 8)
If you are not affraid by the experience,
if you made some backup, and
if you don't care of the possibility of losing a drive, i want to say let's try.
But i don't recommand it, and i'm sure that a 64-bit version will come really soo. Have a look at www.linux-ntfs.org, you can even try to email the developper to know when they will do a 64-bit version.
I am trying this method with an NTFS formatted External USB HardDisk.
But it fails. Normally it is mounted as /media/VAIO + /dev/sda1 .
I entered the same values in fstab. But after that, the icon for that usb disk is not appearing on the desktop.
But it appears on the Nautilus file Manager. When I tried to click it , it says 'Only root can mount'.
I have a script installed in GNome to 'Open as Root'. When I right click and select 'Open as Root' for that folder(VAIO), it does not show the existing contents.
I tried creating a new folder under /media and tried to mount. But that too did not help.
Please help. Any help - Thanks many in Advance!
I've tried installing and mounting this myself in the Kubuntu console, and I get this error:
I used fdisk -l to see if my computer could see this device, but all it gives me is:Couldn't mount device '/dev/hdb1': Input/output error
However, when I go to Disks & Filesystems in the Kubuntu System Settings, it detects my second hard drive.Cannot open /dev/hdb1
Is this a hardware or a software problem?