I could use a pointer on fixing the fstab problem to restore earlier working order. I dont have owner in mnt directory and its all snafu. Thank you very much.

I tried changing the mount point of a external HDD. Failed. This is the end.

mount /dev/sdc

mount: /dev/sdc: can't find in /etc/fstab.

When mounting it with Disks this appears:

Error mounting filesystem Error mounting system-managed device /dev/sdc1: unknown filesystem type 'nosuid,nodev,nofail,noauto,x-gvfs-show' (udisks-error-quark, 0)

Editing mount options in Disks this appears:

Error removing old /etc/fstab entry Didn't find entry to remove (udisks-error-quark, 0)

Thank you again.

  • Could you add the command you used ? Jan 27, 2021 at 7:55

1 Answer 1


This jimmy rigged it.

Create a directory that you will use as the mountpoint for your drive:

mkdir /mnt/mydrive

Mount your drive with this command:

mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/mydrive

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