Ubuntu :: Unable To Unmount The Ntfs Disk

Jun 27, 2011

I have just bought a WD USB disk and (of course) it is formatted in NTFS and I want to reformat it to ext3. But Gparted can't unmount it, I get the info:

Unable to find mount point
Unable to read the contents of this file system!

Because of this some operations may be unavailable. The following list of software packages is required for ntfs file system support:

ntfsprogrs. But ntfsprogrs is already installed on my Ubuntu (Natty) system! How can I reformat that disk?

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Ubuntu :: Ext USB NTFS Disk Unable To Read Files Created Under 10.10

Feb 9, 2011

Using Ubuntu 10.10 (installed via mythbuntu) I'm unable to read or see files/directories created under Ubuntu. I think it started happening after a reboot to Windows. Some of the directories created under Ubuntu have disappeared completely and some of them produce the following error:
/media/storage/videos/Kids Videos$ ls
ls: cannot access Justin Bieber: Input/output error
ls: cannot access Octonauts: Input/output error
rest of directory is seen fine...

Same on some files:
ls -l
ls: cannot access Dirk Gently.mp4: Input/output error
ls: cannot access Dirk Gently.nfo: Input/output error
ls: cannot access Dirk Gently.srt: Input/output error
ls: cannot access Dirk Gently.tbn: Input/output error
ls: cannot access Human Planet: Input/output error
ls: cannot access Russell Howard's Good News: Input/output error
ls: cannot access The Planets: Input/output error
ls: cannot access Lost Land of the Tiger: Input/output error
total 300160 .....

Just to make it worse I copied more data onto the disk from windows so may have lost some it completely. It there anyway I can repair this? When trying to check under Windows it says it can't. Some of the missing files can be reloaded but others can't. Ran chkdsk /f under Windows XP. Some files have reappeared, but there has been a lot of unrecoverable files lost. Conclusion: Ubuntu 10.10 is badly broken for writing to NTFS. As I would like to share between Windows & Ubuntu using the external disk, I'm not sure what to do at this stage.

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Sep 20, 2009

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Sep 27, 2010

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Jun 26, 2010

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Dec 16, 2010

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May 23, 2010

Using Clonezilla to try to backup (as image) my partition. It gives me an error saying, "Error! No unmounted disk are found! To use clonezilla to save or clone a disk, the source disk must be unmounted! "

So I tried doing these commands: url. (2nd post down) but they didnt recognize the unmount command. Plus when I did mount to see what was mounted, i did NOT see an sda1 or anything like that. I got a bunch of other stuff. ?

Is there another command to unmount?

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Jul 16, 2010

Reproducible with Firefox 3.6.6 (installed from Ubuntu 10.04 repository), on Dell D620, Ubuntu 10.04 Steps to reproduce:

1) start Firefox from command line "firefox -P"

2) create new Firefox profile on NTFS volume (mounted with NTFS-3g)

3) add NoScript extension (through extension manager Get Add-ons), restart Firefox as suggested

4) extension is not added to Firefox In case at step 2) profile is created on Linux volume, at 4) extension is added to firefox.I'm not 100% sure, but I think this bug is related to Firefox 3.6 update (no problems with Firefox 3.5). I did not make proper investigation, but I have feeling same problem applies to Thunderbird 3.1.This issue does not allow to share Firefox/Thunderbird profile on dual boot machine (Ubuntu/WindowsXP).

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Jun 26, 2010

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Mar 1, 2010

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May 2, 2010

After upgrading from 9.10 to 10.04 I am unable to unmount usb drives when I'm not root. Every time I have to type "sudo umount /media/... " and give my password. When I right click the drive and click unmount, I get the following message:
Unable to unmount disk1 unmount: /media/disk1 not is not in the fstab (and you are not root)

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May 10, 2010

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Unable to stop MyDrive" DBus error .... did not receive a reply. Possible causes include.

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Sep 27, 2010

I've occasionally changed HDD filesystem type in Disk Utility from NTFS to Linux Extended . It created an extended partition containing some other partitions instead of NTFS.

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May 25, 2010

After a motherboard change in my pc, I would like to dualboot Slackware 13 with WinXP. In the old system, (dualboot Win2K-XP), I had "My Documents " on a separate disk, as it was used by both OS's. In the new system, I would again like to share this between the 2 operating systems. (both clean install) --> Is it possible to use the existing NTFS disk as the /home in Slackware?

For the Linux side, I am planning 4 partitions on 3 separate HD's:

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Aug 29, 2010

I have samba installed. I also have a Windows NTFS disk mounted on Ubuntu. To share the file, I migrate to the folder with the file manager, right click on it and select "Sharing Options". I get the message

'net usershare' returned error 255: net usershare add: cannot share path /mnt/Windisk/<path> as we are restricted to only sharing directories we own. Ask the administrator to add the line "usershare owner only = false" to the [global] section of the smb.conf to allow this.


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Jan 18, 2011

I have ubuntu running on a SD but I can't install it when NTFS formatted wich works faster. What can I do?

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Aug 6, 2009

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Feb 19, 2011

I am facing an issue in linux El4,I want to mount NTFS USB Hardisk to linux, I tried to mount but i got fs related error, after I have installed ntfs-3g, then i tried to mount through this command (mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /mnt/usb) but now i getting Fuse error, is there any possibilty to mount NTFS disk to linux EL4 without install Fuse.

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Feb 2, 2011

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Feb 1, 2010

I need to resize a NTFS partition in a disk for which I have an image (dumped with dd).

I mounted it through the loop device on linux:

# losetup -o 32256 /dev/loop0 disk.img # I got the offset from looking at fdisk's output
# mount /tmp/t /dev/loop0
# ls /tmp/t
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gparted shows me the disk correctly; it just contains one large NTFS partition I want to shrink.

I have it had it running for one hour now.

Question: will this work? There is lots of disk access but the timestamp and size of the underlying file disk.img remain unchanged.

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May 2, 2010

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Mar 14, 2010

I am trying to access data that is on a Raid 5 array in Ubuntu... There are 4 installed disks (250gig disks) - 3 of which are setup as a Raid 5 array (the 4th is active but unused). These show up as one large drive (498gig). I have had an issue with the drive where it is no longer allowing Windows to boot - I receive a disk read error on boot (so the OS does not load, obviously!) - what happened was basically I unplugged then replugged in one of the disks which affected the array... I physically reconnected everything as it was, I then had to 'reactivate' the disk in the Raid BIOS... at that point the array seemed OK, was the right size, etc (and was listed as "Optimal" in the Raid BIOS) however, the problem with the disk read error persists.

I have started the machine using Ubuntu v9.10 from a CD (non-destructive mode) and it shows a disk of the right size (ie: on the desktop and in Nautilus it says "498gig Filesystem" ). However, in Nautilus, the disk appears empty with no folders or files on it (even with hidden files shown).... If I view 'Information" for the disk it shows 67gig used space and 399gig free space (which is correct). Also, if I view the disk in Gparted, it shows a disk with about 67gig of used space and 399 free space on a 464gig disk (with 8gig unallocated). One more thing.... when I try the command 'sudo dmraid -tay' it says that there is no raid disk (there are in fact, no drives plugged into IDE or SATA slots - all disk are plugged into the RAID controller card). Anyway, at this stage, I just want to copy the data to a single hard disk if possible and move on.

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Oct 11, 2010

I wonder if I can backup files from an ext partition to a ntfs partition and keeping all kind of metadata and file infos?!

With other words:

Can I backup a full linux system from a ext file system to a external ntfs partitioned disk using rsync -a (keeping all file permissions)?

Is something getting lost of a file (like permissions or anything... flags...) when copied / rsynced from ext to ntfs?

The thing is, that when I restore the stuff back from ntfs to ext, can I still use my system properly?

And can I backup files like photos from ext to ntfs without loosing any meta data?

Or asked more in general: What is the difference of a file on a ext partition compared to the same file on a ntfs partition?

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Feb 4, 2010

OS: Debian unstable 32bit, kernel 2.6.32-2, grub 1.98 from late january 2010 (only have working net-access from work now, so I am grabbing information from memory). EXT3 and EXT4 support is compiled into the kernel along with chipset/scsi/sata support (not as modules), and I have tested to boot ext3 with it before proceeding. Prereq: my old disk started to have too much S.M.A.R.T errors, so I bought another one, put in a USB cabinet, added swap and ext4 partition/filesystem to it, and copied over all data from the old system to the new that was mounted at /dest using the command "find ./ -xdev -print0 | cpio -paV0 /dest". Swiched disks, so I now have the ext4 disk sitting at /dev/sda (partitions: sda1 => ext4, sda2 => swap), and booted into rescue-mode from cdrom, using /dev/sda1 as root with a shell on. After doing this, I performed the following commands:

mount --bind /dev /dest/dev
chroot /dest

modified the /etc/default/grub to instruct the kernel to boot using ext4, ran grub-install --recheck /dev/sda
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Apr 16, 2011

i accidently modified my file system of some partition in my hard disk from ntfs to fat...i havnt formatted the drive...but now i cannot mount this partition...

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Jul 22, 2011

So the first 10Gb of a 450GB NTFS partition have just accidently been written over with an Ext4 filesystem that spans the entire partition instead. all foolishness asside, what can be repaired. Now I know Ext4 likes to jot bits of meta-data down (inodes blocks) along the way, and this can be about 5% of drive capacity, that said, there's alot of small text files and stuff, coe files so forth that can surely be recovered

I've looked into magicrescue and testdisk, but they fall into the only two groups to exist:
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2) Filesystem recovery tools, like, damaged bootsector, so forth

I need one, that will be able to extract files, Iunderstand this will be a hard task, but.... text files; surely that'll be easy, anyway. This is my backup drive, they''re both WD you see, anyway. This is important, given the coding is ASCII surely.

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Aug 10, 2011

I really need some help here. I was installing Ubuntu 11.04 supposedly on a Desktop but I had my external hard disk connected via USB. This external hard disk had two NTFS partitions with lots of important personal and my works.

I accidentally installed Ubuntu upon it and I believe I had created new Linux partition for the Ubuntu installation. Is there any way to undo everything?

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May 10, 2011

Since I installed Debain Squeeze with KDE (for more than a month), there is something I cannot explain to myself. 5-10 minutes after bootup my hard disk begins to work very intensely. Then, after 2-3 minutes it comes back to its normal operation. Using "atop" I found out that the first process that squeezez my HDD is "find". Then, a little bit later, mount.ntfs-3g appears. Both do what they do, then exit and everything's back to normal. What I suppose, is that that something is searching, first on the Linux partitions, then on the ntfs partitions.

Does anybody know what is this phenomenon related to? Or at least, how could I find out. Ah, and to avoid some basic troubleshooting questions: I have 3 GB of RAM, so no swap is needed. And I repeat: it's find and mount.ntfs-3g that use the HDD.

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