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I'm using Ubuntu 10.04. My external hdd is not automounted as I connect it and I can't mount it manually using:

sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdc1 /media/external

No error is given but the output of the mount command shows that it is not mounted and shows that the device is detected as,
sudo fdisk -l gives:

Disk /dev/sdc: 2000.4 GB, 2000365289472 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 243197 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0005f107

and blkid gives,

/dev/sdc1: LABEL="My Passport" UUID="F474B7AA74B76DCC" TYPE="ntfs"

Any help is appreciated.

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Ubuntu 10.04 is eol. Since it is not supported anymore your question is of topic. I recommend upgrading to 13.04 or 12.04 lts. –  jeroen Jul 23 '13 at 1:33
    
Just try this command sudo mount.ntfs /dev/sdc1 /media/external –  Danatela Jul 23 '13 at 1:50
    
Since the drive is NTFS formatted, can you try plugging it to a Windows Machine, and see if it works. If it does, safely remove it, and try it with Ubuntu. –  Mitch Jul 23 '13 at 7:04
    
jeroen: I want to upgrade to 12.04 so I need to make a backup and I am facing this issue.Danatela: sudo mount.ntfs /dev/sdc1 /media/external gives "bus error". –  user177506 Jul 24 '13 at 1:03
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