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    Question [SOLVED] Can't Access USB HD

    Hi @ all.
    Since I can't watch DVD's at the moment (see here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=848096) I thought I check my new external USB hard drive which I want to use for backups. But I can't access that drive.
    It's brand new, formated with NTFS (ya ya ya, I know but that's how they come...) which should really be a problem at least to mount and get read access.
    But if I can't mount the drive how can I even possibly reformat it? Can anyone help what to do? I never had that problem with other drives. At least I could get read access.
    I really don't know what to do anymore. Almost feels like my system is sort of messed up. Can that really be?
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    Re: Can't Access USB HD

    Actually.. to reformat it shouldnt be mounted :0

    Can you post he output of
    Code:
     sudo fdisk -l
    "Please choose a different password, the one you have chosen is in use by UID 1432"

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    Re: Can't Access USB HD

    Here is the fdisk -l output

    Code:
    Disk /dev/sda: 100.0 GB, 100030242816 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 12161 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xf0e2040a
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1   *           1        3649    29310561    7  HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda2            3650        5473    14651280   83  Linux
    /dev/sda3           12040       12161      979965   82  Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda4            5474       12039    52741395   83  Linux
    
    Partition table entries are not in disk order
    
    Disk /dev/sdb: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x7f3ba0f6
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sdb1               1       60801   488384001    7  HPFS/NTFS
    sda1 is a WinXP partion. I need it for checking websites.
    Thanks for your quick reply...

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    Re: Can't Access USB HD

    that looks fine...

    how about this?
    Code:
    mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /mnt
    is that producing errors?
    "Please choose a different password, the one you have chosen is in use by UID 1432"

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    Re: Can't Access USB HD

    Here the output:

    Code:
    $LogFile indicates unclean shutdown (0, 1)
    Failed to mount '/dev/sdb1': Operation not supported
    Mount is denied because NTFS is marked to be in use. Choose one action:
    
    Choice 1: If you have Windows then disconnect the external devices by
              clicking on the 'Safely Remove Hardware' icon in the Windows
              taskbar then shutdown Windows cleanly.
    
    Choice 2: If you don't have Windows then you can use the 'force' option for
              your own responsibility. For example type on the command line:
    
                mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /mnt -o force
    
        Or add the option to the relevant row in the /etc/fstab file:
    
                /dev/sdb1 /mnt ntfs-3g defaults,force 0 0
    I did that as root. As "normal" user it just said: "mount: only root can do that". Oh, and yes, I actually have a "real" root account.

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    Re: Can't Access USB HD

    try option 2
    mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /mnt -o force

    check first with "mount -l |grep sdb" that its not mounted
    "Please choose a different password, the one you have chosen is in use by UID 1432"

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    Re: Can't Access USB HD

    Here it is:

    Code:
    root@Ephesus:~# mount -l |grep sdb
    root@Ephesus:~# mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /mnt -o force
    $LogFile indicates unclean shutdown (0, 1)
    WARNING: Forced mount, reset $LogFile.
    root@Ephesus:~# mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /mnt -o force
    fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
    FUSE mount point creation failed
    Unmounting /dev/sdb1 (New Volume)

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    Re: Can't Access USB HD

    so that worked? apart from you running it twicem so it unmounts again?
    "Please choose a different password, the one you have chosen is in use by UID 1432"

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    Re: Can't Access USB HD

    Ups, I didn't realize at first that it worked. My bad.
    Thank you so much.

    Uhmmm, would you mind explaining what actually happened? I guess I still don't really figured out what the problem is/was. That's probably why I didn't realize that it' actually working.


    Thanks again for your help.

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    Re: Can't Access USB HD

    not sure.. apperently you need the -force option.

    THe default mount doenst do that, thus it wasnt mounted..
    "Please choose a different password, the one you have chosen is in use by UID 1432"

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