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    Can't mount NTFS after upgrade to 8.04

    I just upgraded to Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron and I can no longer mount my NTFS drive. It used to show up in the file explorer as "197GB Filesystem" or something similar, but is now showing up as "SCSI Drive" and will no longer mount. It also used to show up as something else after running fdisk, but now shows up as "/dev/sdb1".

    It worked fine in Feisty Fawn and Gusty Gibbon, but now it just refuses to work. I also rebooted into the Windows partition a few times and shut it down correctly to make sure it wasn't conflicting with Ubuntu, but to no avail. I tried mounting it in the terminal and it says

    ntfs-3g: Failed to access volume '/dev/sdb1': No such file or directory
    Please type '/sbin/mount.ntfs-3g --help' for more information.
    I could really use some help because I have no idea what the problem could be.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Can't mount NTFS after upgrade to 8.04

    Can you try this from a terminal
    Code:
    sudo aptitude reinstall ntfs-3g
    just to make sure your ntfs-3g install is ok

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    Re: Can't mount NTFS after upgrade to 8.04

    I had the same problem of being unable to mount ntfs partitions after the upgrade to Hardy, found a solution and thought I should share it. Disclaimer: 1) I am on Kubuntu, so things may be a bit different here, 2) I am no specialist for Ubuntu or Linux, so my solution may not be the "correct" or most elegant one.

    Problem:
    After the upgrade different attempts to mount ntfs partitions resulted in some kind of "permissions denied" error. However, a manual mount attempt with

    sudo mount -a

    resulted in this message:

    /sbin/mount.ntfs-3g: /usr/local/lib/libfuse.so.2: version `FUSE_2.7' not found (required by /sbin/mount.ntfs-3g)

    Solution:

    Looking up /usr/local/lib/libfuse.so.2 revealed that this was just a link to libfuse.so.2.6.3 in the same directory. The package manager showed that the newest version, 2.7.2, of the library was installed in /lib/ instead of in /usr/local/lib.

    So I updated the link:

    as root

    rename /usr/local/lib/libfuse.so.2 to libfuse.so.2.old

    create a new link (right click, new link, link to URL) named libfuse.so.2.desktop to link to /lib/libfuse.so.2 which in turn is a link to /lib/libfuse.so.2.7.2, i.e. the new version.

    In short: /usr/local/lib/libfuse.so.2 -> /lib/libfuse.so.2

    Mounting ntfs partitions as user with write permission worked after that.

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    Re: Can't mount NTFS after upgrade to 8.04

    Other options to try, add the ntfs-config utility or in Add/Remove, the Storage Device Manager.

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    Re: Can't mount NTFS after upgrade to 8.04

    I reinstalled ntfs-3g, but the problem is still there. I also added Storage Device Manager and it sees my hard drive as "SCSI2".

    I don't know if this will help, but here is the result of my fdisk and mount attempts:

    cy-240@MDC-FF:~$ sudo fdisk -l

    Disk /dev/sda: 320.0 GB, 320072933376 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x000bc9b9

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 38536 309540388+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda2 38537 38913 3028252+ 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 38537 38913 3028221 82 Linux swap / Solaris

    Disk /dev/sdb: 203.9 GB, 203928109056 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 24792 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x8db447c6

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdb1 * 1 24791 199133676 7 HPFS/NTFS
    cy-240@MDC-FF:~$ sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /media/windows
    mount: special device /dev/sdb1 does not exist
    You can clearly see that /dev/sdb1 is my NTFS partition, but when I try to mount it, it tells me that it doesn't exist. I put in my copy of Feisty Fawn that I had and ran it live. It quickly saw my NTFS partition and let me mount it without any problems.

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    Re: Can't mount NTFS after upgrade to 8.04

    i'm having exactly the same problem with mounting my ntfs hd? i have to Hd one is SATA and the other is SATAII, by any change is this your configuration?

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    Re: Can't mount NTFS after upgrade to 8.04

    Quote Originally Posted by gklaus View Post
    sudo mount -a

    resulted in this message:

    /sbin/mount.ntfs-3g: /usr/local/lib/libfuse.so.2: version `FUSE_2.7' not found (required by /sbin/mount.ntfs-3g)

    Solution:

    In short: /usr/local/lib/libfuse.so.2 -> /lib/libfuse.so.2
    That fixed it for me. My specific steps were:

    sudo aptitude reinstall ntfs-3g
    sudo mv /usr/local/lib/libfuse.so.2 /usr/local/lib/libfuse.so.2.old
    sudo ln -s /lib/libfuse.so.2.7.2 /usr/local/lib/libfuse.so.2
    sudo rm .hal-mtab .hal-mtab-lock

    Now my internal NTFS drives mount and so do my external ones when plugged-in. Thank you, gklaus!

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    Re: Can't mount NTFS after upgrade to 8.04

    Nothing's worked for me, yet. Does anyone else have any ideas how to fix the issue?

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    Re: Can't mount NTFS after upgrade to 8.04

    I had same problem MY Solution

    Go to System> Add/Remove
    Find Storage Device Manager
    Add This
    Now you can see missing Drive
    Click arrow to see partitions
    Select and Mount

    Hope this helps
    Colin08

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    Re: Can't mount NTFS after upgrade to 8.04

    storage device manager and gparted don't detect my hdd's. I see them with ubuntu 7.10 liveCD, i see them with win, but Hardy (Livecd and clean instalation) don't. fdisk doesn't detect them either. I don't now what to do,

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