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Thread: Cannot mount /dev/sdb1

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    Cannot mount /dev/sdb1

    My 160gb hard drive was functioning fine until this afternoon, while I was doing restarts after editing my compiz settings. I'm pretty sure that I didn't touch anything during this process to affect the drive, but after one of the restarts my drive no longer mounted. I tried
    Code:
    sudo mount /dev/sdb1
    without success, the output was:
    Code:
     skert@HMSDEVASTATOR:~$ sudo mount /dev/sdb1 
    mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb1,
           missing codepage or helper program, or other error
           In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
           dmesg | tail  or so
    my fdisk -l output is:
    Code:
    skert@HMSDEVASTATOR:~$ sudo fdisk -l
    
    Disk /dev/sdb: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x18d018d0
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sdb1               1       19457   156288321    b  W95 FAT32
    
    Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x000269b9
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1   *           1        9328    74920960   83  Linux
    /dev/sda2            9328        9730     3227649    5  Extended
    /dev/sda5            9328        9730     3227648   82  Linux swap / Solaris
    Does anyone have an idea what the issue could be? As I said, it was working fine this afternoon.. The drive I am trying to mount is the 160 /dev/sdb1.

    Cheers

  2. #2
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    Re: Cannot mount /dev/sdb1

    With the mount command you have to specify which directory you want to mount it to.

    First create a directory to mount the drive to:
    Code:
    sudo mkdir /media/USB
    Mount the drive:
    Code:
    sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /media/USB
    You unmount the drive without the directory:
    Code:
    sudo umount /dev/sdb1
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    Re: Cannot mount /dev/sdb1

    That worked, thanks!

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