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    I get the above message while I try to mount the external usb hard disk.

    This is my /etc/fstab contents.. Any help highly appreciated.

    /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_ST9120822AS_5LZ30EZ1-part1 swap swap defaults 0 0
    /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_ST9120822AS_5LZ30EZ1-part2 / ext3 acl,user_xattr 1 1
    /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_ST9120822AS_5LZ30EZ1-part3 /home ext3 acl,user_xattr 1 2
    proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
    sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0
    debugfs /sys/kernel/debug debugfs noauto 0 0
    usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs noauto 0 0
    devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
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    Default Re: external usb hard disk mount gives error

    archu wrote:
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    > I get the above message while I try to mount the external usb hard
    > disk.


    it would help if you also show what command and options you use to mount
    the device.

    > This is my /etc/fstab contents.. Any help highly appreciated.

    [..]
    It's not listed in fstab, so you need to give mount the filesystem type
    in -t , the mounting point and the device name.

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    Default Re: external usb hard disk mount gives error

    Is the external usb hard disk NTFS formatted?

    If so, try this fix:
    NTFS - External_HD_hotplug_bug_in_openSUSE_11.0

    ie with your USB device NOT plugged in, open a gnome-terminal or konsole, and type:
    cd /sbin
    su -c 'ln -s mount.ntfs-3g mount.ntfs'

    then plug in your USB external drive. You only need to this once.

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    Default Re: external usb hard disk mount gives error

    @LittleRedRooster: I just clicked the open in new window option, i din mount the drive manually
    @oldcpu: ur solution worked..I actually typed the command u gave. plugged the usb drive into the windows machine, did a safe remove and replugged here.. on the whole it worked and thanks a lot

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