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I keep getting this error when trying to mount my secondary internal hdd...

sudo mount /dev/sdb
[mntent]: line 13 in /etc/fstab is bad
mount: can't find /dev/sdb in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab

This is what my text editor shows when I enter sudo gedit /etc/fstab

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc    nodev,noexec,nosuid 0       0
# / was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=2f16dad8-494b-4cce-b3d6-aead00238b17 /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
# swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=e881ffcf-37ab-43d1-b1a4-eb00581b7110 none            swap    sw              0       0
UUID=543E2FD13E2FAB46 /dev/sdb /mnt/media_sdb1 ntfs-3g defaults 0 0

UUID=E46014BE6014997E /media/KILLUMINATI-ONE  ntfs-3g  defaults,umask=0022,fmask=0133  0  0

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Please add the command you're using to mount your HDD to your post. – drc Dec 17 '13 at 11:23

This line is not correct

UUID=543E2FD13E2FAB46 /dev/sdb /mnt/media_sdb1 ntfs-3g defaults 0 0

Either you are identifying a partition based on UUID (like you did for /), either you're identifying it based on its name in /dev (like /dev/sdb1).

On your line above, if the UUID is correct (check it with sudo blkid /dev/sdb1), just remove the /dev/sdb.

ps: your partition is most probably /dev/sdb1 and not `/dev/sdb', as pointed out by swisscheese.

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Thanks for the answers everyone... – user226287 Dec 17 '13 at 12:05
/dev/sda1: UUID="2f16dad8-494b-4cce-b3d6-aead00238b17" TYPE="ext4" /dev/sda5: UUID="e881ffcf-37ab-43d1-b1a4-eb00581b7110" TYPE="swap" /dev/sdb1: LABEL="I LOVE YOU !" UUID="543E2FD13E2FAB46" TYPE="ntfs" /dev/sdc2: LABEL="KILLUMINATI - ONE" UUID="E46014BE6014997E" TYPE="ntfs" – user226287 Dec 17 '13 at 12:11
That's what Sudo Blkid says... – user226287 Dec 17 '13 at 12:11
I did what you said and removed the dev/sdb portion... But now I get this error....... – user226287 Dec 17 '13 at 12:13
Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with: mount: only root can mount /dev/sdb1 on /mnt/media_sdb1 – user226287 Dec 17 '13 at 12:14

It looks as if you're trying to mount:


i.e, the whole disk, rather than:


i.e, the first partition on disk /dev/sdb.



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