Just to show how bonehead I am I can't even find what Ubuntu I'm running I think it is 8.04 but maybe 8.10. I have a Seacrate 250 Gig that was in an external usb case. It (usb) quit and I know better than try to fix in windoze. On the other hand I haven't used Unix for 19 years and my mind is not what it used to be....
:~$ sudo mount -t ntfs-3g/dev/sdb1 /media/EXT HDRIVE -o force
mount: mount point HDRIVE does not exist
With the excption of sudo the rest was in an error message, that basically said the drives log says it was not shutdown properly in windoze. I kinda think the space or what ever windoze had there between EXT and HDRIVE did it to me.
So I'm sorta asking what now, Ollie?