Ok here is my problem. I get this error message:
I know this is because I didn't shutdown my windows the correct way (in fact it was a hard reset ). And I know I'll have to run scandisk to fix it, but what I also know is that I really don't want to reinstall windows. So I was wondering is there any way to fix this problem without reinstalling windows and run scandisk. I hope someone can help.Code:Couldn't mount device '/dev/sdb5': Operation not supported Windows did not shut down properly. Try to mount volume in windows, shut down and try again. Mount failed.
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I had the exact same problem would like to know how to fix it as well!
Seems like great news, thanks for bringing it to our attentionHere's something of interest, which requires FUSE.
I will test this now and try to produce a debian package here for distribution, and then add it to the how-to (or completely rewrite it )
Let's see how it goes.
Last edited by LKRaider; July 16th, 2006 at 03:42 AM. Reason: quoting original post
But if you really need to gain access to the partition you can force mounting it (although it is not recommended), or use a windows cd to run chkdsk on it - no need to install, just get to the repair console and run chkdsk on the disk.
http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=216237 for a mini brief how to
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wedderburn's breif how-to worked for me also.
Paste the following into /etc/hal/fdi/policy/preferences.fdi (before the final </deviceinfo>):
<match key="volume.fstype" string="ntfs">
<merge key="volume.is_mounted" type="bool">true</merge>
<merge key="volume.mount_point" type="string">/media/Windows</merge>
<merge key="volume.policy.mount_filesystem" type="strlist">fuse</merge>
<merge key="storage.removable" type="bool">false</merge>
<merge key="volume.ignore" type="bool">false</merge>
Changing the mount point, of course. I've updated the bug report with this workaround at https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu...lus/+bug/35354
wth, I got couldn't find "/media/hdc2"...
(hopefully my second hard drive..)