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$LogFile indicates unclean shutdown (0,0) Failed to mount'/dev/sda1':Operation not supported Mount is denied becouse NTFS is marked to be in use.

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closed as off topic by Seth, Eric Carvalho, Kevin Bowen, Mik, Mateo Mar 28 '13 at 1:18

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Mount is denied becouse NTFS is marked to be in use.

This should be the full notice and it also includes what you should do:

Mount is denied because NTFS is marked to be in use. Choose one action:

Choice 1: If you have Windows then disconnect the external devices by clicking on the 'Safely Remove Hardware' icon in the Windows taskbar then shutdown Windows cleanly.

Choice 2: If you don't have Windows then you can use the 'force' option for your own responsibility. For example type on the command line:

  mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 /media/{directory} -o force

where {directory} is the directory where it should have mounted.

Regarding using Ubuntu 8.10

Please install a newer version of Ubuntu. 8.10 is no longer supported and Ubuntu has had some serious security updates.

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