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October 26th, 2010, 12:22 AM
I have a 1 TB drive that is NTFS formated, and just has movies and pictures etc on it. When I try to open it mount it I get:

Error mounting: mount exited with exit cod 12: Failed to read last sector.

How can I get into the drive? I cannot reformat it, as I don't have anyway to back up all the data on it.. it was formated and is actively used in my Win7 partitions.


October 26th, 2010, 12:52 AM
Did you ever use gparted to resize that partition?

Try ntfs fix and remount again.

sudo ntfsfix /dev/sdXY

Where sdXY is your drive identifier you can find it from

sudo fdisk -l

If it doesn't work, Please post the output of

cat /etc/fstab


sudo blkid

October 27th, 2010, 09:12 PM
When I run the "ntfsfix" one, it tells me "Failed to determine whether is mounted," but I cannot mount is so... lol

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier
# for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name
# devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0
# / was on /dev/sda6 during installation
UUID=59d33b3c-91aa-4d23-b5ac-5ebd9e3eddd5 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /home was on /dev/sda7 during installation
UUID=89a3fcf8-77ba-4045-9a75-a5791194b2eb /home ext3 defaults 0 2
# swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=b18d421e-80d9-4f39-b91d-b5ede63f583f none swap sw 0 0
/dev/sdb1 /media/mynewdrive ext3 defaults 0 2


robert@robert-MS-7388:~$ sudo blkid
[sudo] password for robert:
/dev/sda1: LABEL="New Volume" UUID="B608A76208A7207B" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sdb1: LABEL="System Reserved" UUID="0C909CAD909C9F30" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sdb2: LABEL="Big Movies/Music" UUID="D4949E3C949E20D2" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sdc1: UUID="6498E00398DFD1A2" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sdc5: UUID="b18d421e-80d9-4f39-b91d-b5ede63f583f" TYPE="swap"
/dev/sdc6: UUID="59d33b3c-91aa-4d23-b5ac-5ebd9e3eddd5" TYPE="ext4"
/dev/sdc7: UUID="89a3fcf8-77ba-4045-9a75-a5791194b2eb" TYPE="ext3"

Thanks again

October 30th, 2010, 12:27 AM