Ubuntu :: Cannot Mount NTFS Drive After Update In 8.04

Mar 11, 2011

I can no longer access my external USB hard drive after applying routine updates this morning. It is a WD "My Passport" drive, 500 GB with the standard formatting setup. As far as I can tell there are no errors on it. Upon plugging it in I see a pop-up box "Unable to mount the volume 'My Passport'" and it provides no further information under "Details." If I try mounting from the command line, e.g. mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /media/sdb1 or similar, no errors appear but when I do ls on the directory it comes up blank. Also then if I try to unmount it, it tells me the drive isn't mounted. This drive mounts fine on another computer running Fedora (and all the data on it is readable). I'm guessing there is a bug in one of the updates--here is what updates I applied.

Commit Log for Fri Mar 11 18:09:25 2011

Upgraded the following packages:
avahi-autoipd (0.6.22-2ubuntu4.2) to 0.6.22-2ubuntu4.3
avahi-daemon (0.6.22-2ubuntu4.2) to 0.6.22-2ubuntu4.3
firefox (3.6.14+build3+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1) to 3.6.15+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1
firefox-3.0 (3.6.14+build3+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1) to 3.6.15+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1


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1st secondary:WD 160 ATA 133
SATA:WD 1000
2nd primary:DVD
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