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    Mounting an internal SSD's partitions: fsync error

    Hello,

    I have been running Xubuntu off of an external SSD on my ultrabook for the past month with no problems. My internal SSD has Windows 7 on it (NTFS partition with some other Intel rapid start stuff), and I have NEVER been able to mount the partitions on it, or for that matter, even look at them in GParted.

    When I try to mount the drive, it says the following:
    mount: /dev/sda: can't read superblock
    When I try to open up GParted with it, GParted says the following:
    Error fsyncing/closing /dev/sda: Input/output error
    With some googling I found that many people with the same problem actually had corrupted partitions...
    I can assure you that the partition on my internal SSD is not corrupt (in fact I just used it an hour ago).

    Any attempt at an fsck tells me:
    fsck.ntfs: Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read while trying to open /dev/sda
    Could this be a zero-length partition?
    Anyone have any ideas how I could get this to mount?
    I have been dealing with this problem by simply switching to Windows whenever I need files from that drive...

    (My computer has UEFI, and I boot in "insecure mode" in Xubuntu, could that be part of it)

    I really have no clue what to do, any help is appreciated.

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    Re: Mounting an internal SSD's partitions: fsync error

    Is Windows 7 in UEFI or BIOS boot mode.
    And is it Intel SRT or similar? That uses RAID or is seen as RAID from Ubuntu.
    Intel Smart Response Technology
    http://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/26022.html
    For GPT systems, this needs to have a type GUID of D3BFE2DE-3DAF-11DF-BA-40-E3A556D89593.
    For MBR systems, you need a partition type of 0x84[2].
    http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support...ts/chpsts/imsm
    http://software.intel.com/en-us/arti...art-technology
    http://download.intel.com/support/mo...user_guide.pdf
    Some general info in post #3
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2071242


    Post this to see what is seen or not:
    sudo parted -l
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.

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    Re: Mounting an internal SSD's partitions: fsync error

    I figured out what it was...
    I had a password set on my internal SSD when I thought it was on the computer itself. Removing that fixed it, thank you though!

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