External HD mount failed

Hi guys,

I bought my new enclosure for my music files.
I have a problem with it when I plug it to my suse 11,

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I hope to fix this to be able to listen to music, while working on something.

Advance thanks,

What format is it using? The error message suggests it is having a problem with the file system.

You can try as it suggests:

dmesg | tail (from console)

Then plug in the device concerned. Maybe also run this command:

fdisk -l (as root)

Post back with the output.

Thanks for the quick reply.

I think it is a NTFS filesystem

dmesg | tail

sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI disk
sd 4:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
usb-storage: device scan complete
NTFS driver 2.1.29 [Flags: R/W MODULE].
NTFS-fs error (device sdb1): parse_options(): Unrecognized moun
NTFS-fs warning (device sdb1): parse_options(): Option utf8 is                  ed, using option nls=utf8. Please use option nls=utf8 in the fu                 e utf8 is compiled either as a module or into the kernel.
NTFS-fs error (device sdb5): parse_options(): Unrecognized moun
NTFS-fs warning (device sdb5): parse_options(): Option utf8 is                  ed, using option nls=utf8. Please use option nls=utf8 in the fu                 e utf8 is compiled either as a module or into the kernel.
NTFS-fs error (device sdb5): parse_options(): Unrecognized moun
NTFS-fs warning (device sdb5): parse_options(): Option utf8 is                  ed, using option nls=utf8. Please use option nls=utf8 in the fu                 e utf8 is compiled either as a module or into the kernel.

fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x5b1c0063

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1        6375    51199816+   7  HPFS/NTFS
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda2            6375       12749    51199848    7  HPFS/NTFS
Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda3   *       12750       19457    53882010    f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
Partition 3 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda5           12750       13011     2104483+  82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda6           13012       15559    20466778+  83  Linux
/dev/sda7           15560       19457    31310653+  83  Linux

Disk /dev/sdb: 41.1 GB, 41110142976 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4998 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xe629e629

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1   *           1        2550    20482843+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sdb2            2551        4997    19655527+   f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sdb5            2551        4997    19655496    7  HPFS/NTFS

Thanks again :slight_smile:

Try the following. Become root with su command. Make a directory (if mount-point doesn’t already exist) with:

mkdir /mnt/windows

Then try:

ntfs-3g /dev/scb1 /mnt/windows -o umask=0,nls=utf8

Any error messages?

If you can, try mounting these ntfs partitions via windows. Then reboot and do the same from windows again. Does it mount r/w ok from there?

I hope I’m not off track here, anyone else able to assist?

For some strange reason 11.0 can’t handle external hard discs without some adjustment. If you open a c/l window and:-

cd /sbin

sudo ln -s mount.ntfs-3g mount.ntfs

it should work fine.

Hi, thanks for your reply but there were error executing:
ntfs-3g /dev/scb1 /mnt/windows -o umask=0,nls=utf8

ntfs-3g: Failed to access volume '/dev/scb1': No such file or directory
Please type 'ntfs-3g --help' for more information.

Hey! It worked now.
I had to look at the Expert Partitioner on the Yast.
Is there an easier way to look at the hardisk?
And is it safe to create folder or delete a file by that mount?

Thanks

Sorry that was a typo, should have been ‘/dev/sdb1’ (ie your first plugged in usb disk)

ntfs-3g /dev/scb1 /mnt/windows -o umask=0,nls=utf8

Anyway, good that you’ve sorted it via GUI.