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    External HD error

    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.

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    Re: External HD error

    anyone?

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    Thumbs up Re: External HD error

    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.
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    Re: External HD error

    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

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    Re: External HD error

    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:
    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:
    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 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/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

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    Re: External HD error

    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.

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    Re: External HD error

    Thanks a lot shantiq!! This fixed my issues to mount my external hard disk. Ubuntu Rocks!!!

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    Smile Re: External HD error

    Thanks shantiq!!! I had the same problem, and your solution was perfect

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    Re: External HD error

    Worked great! Thanks dude.
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    Re: External HD error

    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:

    Code:
    $ 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:

    Code:
    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

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