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cm06mrs
November 21st, 2009, 01:35 PM
Just installed ubuntu. When I plug in my external hard drive I get the following error:


Unable to mount 640 GB Filesystem

Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 13: $MFTMirr does not match $MFT (record 0).
Failed to mount '/dev/sdc1': Input/output error
NTFS is either inconsistent, or there is a hardware fault, or it's a
SoftRAID/FakeRAID hardware. In the first case run chkdsk /f on Windows
then reboot into Windows twice. The usage of the /f parameter is very
important! If the device is a SoftRAID/FakeRAID then first activate
it and mount a different device under the /dev/mapper/ directory, (e.g.
/dev/mapper/nvidia_eahaabcc1). Please see the 'dmraid' documentation
for more details

Its a Maxtor Basics Desktop storage 640GB and Im running the latest version of ubuntu.

Thanks.

cm06mrs
November 21st, 2009, 03:49 PM
anyone?

Cowboybebop79
November 22nd, 2009, 10:42 AM
Hi having the same problem I think it has something to do with the drive not being removed safely or unmounted doing some searching to find solution. Will post a reply if I find one. MFT is the master file table which is updated when you unmount or safely remove the disk if you just yank the disk out the MFT will not be updated eventialy this will slow down the disk, corruption blah blah. Ubuntu deals with this in a different way than Windows.

shantiq
December 17th, 2009, 07:49 PM
yes got the same with Free agent drive

Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 13: $MFTMirr does not match $MFT (record 0).
Failed to mount '/dev/sdf1': Input/output error
NTFS is either inconsistent, or there is a hardware fault, or it's a
SoftRAID/FakeRAID hardware. In the first case run chkdsk /f on Windows
then reboot into Windows twice. The usage of the /f parameter is very
important! If the device is a SoftRAID/FakeRAID then first activate
it and mount a different device under the /dev/mapper/ directory, (e.g.
/dev/mapper/nvidia_eahaabcc1). Please see the 'dmraid' documentation
for more details.


anyone knows what to do?? thanx shan:):):)

shantiq
December 17th, 2009, 08:16 PM
guys looking around and going through an italian link i found this by a guy called zeex

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1144175

he says


I have seen this error usually when computer is switched of either in the middle of startup or shutdown. Then it doesn't mount NTFS drives in ubuntu. Going back to windows and running chkdsk <drive> /f (example chkdsk e: /f) solves all the problem. Since you don't 've windows anymore. You need to install ntfs tools in ubuntu

Code:

$ sudo apt-get install ntfsprogs This package has a nice collection of tool for ntfs drives. To fix your problem let's say your drive is /dev/sda2

Code:

$ sudo ntfsfix /dev/sda2 This should fix the disk. Reboot after this.

i shall add make sure your extension is the right one you can find this on the original error message you got

If it still doesn't work use a Live CD like Hiren's boot CD mainly for DOS or there are a lot of other here is a wiki list (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_LiveDistros#Rescue_and_Repair_LiveDistros) of rescue n repair live CDs. Try the one you like :) Hiren's boot CD has chkdsk utility. System Rescue CD is another nice rescue CD.

the original italian page that got me to zeex was http://forum.ubuntu-it.org (http://forum.ubuntu-it.org/index.php?topic=346982.0)/index.php?topic=346982.0 (http://forum.ubuntu-it.org/index.php?topic=346982.0)

i genuinely feel grateful to the guys who help here it makes this community a cool place


hope this helps you too shan:):):)

teward
December 17th, 2009, 08:28 PM
One thought I may put out there. I saw an issue with external HDs, where they're unsafely removed, and it causes damage to the devices. If the links above don't help, it might be an issue with the drive's I/O streams (input/output), where it got damaged and doesn't recognize commands from the system.

indianlinuxuser
December 20th, 2009, 07:30 AM
Thanks a lot shantiq (http://art.ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=870500)!! This fixed my issues to mount my external hard disk. Ubuntu Rocks!!!

c-lou
December 21st, 2009, 04:57 PM
Thanks shantiq!!! I had the same problem, and your solution was perfect :)

Cardale
January 7th, 2010, 10:41 PM
Worked great! Thanks dude.

alesssia
January 18th, 2010, 09:23 PM
Hi,
I installed Ubuntu 9-10 (Karmic Koala) and I was mounting my external HD (previuosly unsafely removed) when I obtained the same error of cm06mrs.

I tried to follow the solution proposed by shantiq, but this was my output:



$ sudo apt-get install ntfsprogs
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package ntfsprogs is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
However the following packages replace it:
libntfs-gnomevfs
E: Package ntfsprogs has no installation candidate


Then I tried to install the suggested package and I obtained:



sudo apt-get install libntfs-gnomevfs
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies.
libntfs-gnomevfs: Depends: libntfs10 (>= 2.0.0) but it is not installable
E: Broken packages


Obviously I also tried to force the installation of libntfs10, but it didn't work.

Anyone can help me?
Thanks, Alessia

groperofeuropa
May 5th, 2010, 04:26 PM
shantiq, you are an absolute king/queen of likewise gender specific royalty. This happened to me once before and i had to do a raw recovery and lost 300G of data.. you just saved me losing another terabyte...

alesssia :
sorry if this doesnt help, but my problem occurred in 10.04 Lucid Lynx and ntfsprogs was already present on the system (this was the netbook edition. im sure the desktop ver would be the same) so it might be worth giving a try in the unlikely event that you're still with the same problem.

Ahmedmb
May 7th, 2010, 11:42 PM
ntfsfix resolve the error

THX a lot

indigoanalysis
June 11th, 2010, 07:48 AM
ntfsfix didn't work for me I was so scared but. First i din't read the chkdsk...then went to another comp to chk it on windows. was working...did chkdsk like shantiq advised Thanks to you Shantiq the chkdsk i: with the /f command did the trich....thanks man!!

mylittletom
August 9th, 2010, 02:07 AM
I had the same problem with 500G/7200rpm .
Shantig's tip save much my time .

Thanks shantiq !

akendrick451
October 9th, 2010, 12:11 AM
Thanks shantiq, worked a treat on my western digital drive.

wilsonandyb
October 14th, 2010, 11:45 PM
ubuntu forums you truely are a marvel

shantiq and the bloke zeex before him, truely you are princes/princesses among men

worked perfectly for an iomega HD which I now realise I must have messed up somehow when my laptop battery went dead while transfering files.

balaji31d
November 9th, 2010, 02:39 PM
Great Help! Thanks dude!

Ta0RX
February 18th, 2011, 09:25 AM
Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 13: $MFTMirr does not match $MFT (record 0).
Failed to mount '/dev/sdf1': Input/output error
NTFS is either inconsistent, or there is a hardware fault, or it's a
SoftRAID/FakeRAID hardware. In the first case run chkdsk /f on Windows
then reboot into Windows twice. The usage of the /f parameter is very
important! If the device is a SoftRAID/FakeRAID then first activate
it and mount a different device under the /dev/mapper/ directory, (e.g.
/dev/mapper/nvidia_eahaabcc1). Please see the 'dmraid' documentation
for more details.



I have the latest version of Ubuntu and just had this same problem myself with an external TB disk because a power cut this afternoon. After turning off the box for a couple of minutes and back to on again, have followed shantiq (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=870500)'s instructions step by step; everything worked perfectly for me.

Thank you shantiq (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=870500) for your time and great help, and thanks to the original poster of this extremely useful solution,. :KS

alesssia, sorry this isn't working in your particular case, really wish you'd briefly find the right solution.

Horeb
November 18th, 2011, 11:31 PM
thanks shantiq it worked for me. :)

oldos2er
November 19th, 2011, 05:47 PM
Closed, please don't bump old threads.