I can no longer mount an extra internal hard drive on my Ubuntu 11.04 64-bit system. I could up until a few days ago.
I think this has something to do with the problem ---- I had added a line at the end of fstab for the drive (/dev/sda) to automount, but I don't think it worked so I then removed the line from fstab. I think that I removed the line while the drive was mounted. The drive will no longer mount via GUI or CLI. At least I think the problem is related to this, it may not be at all.
Trying to mount:
$ sudo mount /dev/sda /media/openSpaceI
(I realize this is not /dev/sda1 - I don't have an /dev/sda1)
That gives this error:
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda, missing codepage or helper program, or other error In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try dmesg | tail or so
Here is the print out from
dmesg | tail:
$ dmesg | tail [ 9344.234380] compiz: segfault at 28 ip 00007f1fa0641335 sp 00007fff0b306700 error 4 in libregex.so[7f1fa063c000+8000] [ 9987.879043] nautilus: segfault at 1505b817b60f ip 00007ff6eeefdb8d sp 00007fff09aa6170 error 4 in libgobject-2.0.so.0.2800.6[7ff6eeeca000+4e000] [10001.231835] compiz: segfault at 28 ip 00007f38e0cfe335 sp 00007fff3228d380 error 4 in libregex.so[7f38e0cf9000+8000] [10113.817592] compiz: segfault at 28 ip 00007f01c11cd335 sp 00007fffac4f4250 error 4 in libregex.so[7f01c11c8000+8000] [10116.592022] compiz: segfault at 28 ip 00007f4369548335 sp 00007fffb3b2b030 error 4 in libregex.so[7f4369543000+8000] [10117.958485] compiz: segfault at 28 ip 00007f3861d7d335 sp 00007fff268395d0 error 4 in libregex.so[7f3861d78000+8000] [10366.207793] EXT4-fs (sda): bad geometry: block count 156282966 exceeds size of device (156282701 blocks) [10855.975855] EXT4-fs (sdb): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null) [10863.666747] EXT4-fs (sda): bad geometry: block count 156282966 exceeds size of device (156282701 blocks) [11125.922998] EXT4-fs (sda): bad geometry: block count 156282966 exceeds size of device (156282701 blocks)
My fstab file now:
I also ran disk utility on the disk. Disk is good and healthy. Here are the screenshots from that:
The drive contains no partitions and is formated to ext4 see - fdisk - and e2fsck screen you can see in the e2fsck.png that the filesystem size blocks differ by 265 from the physical size blocks if you do the math.
I'm bummed, I really don't want to have to wipe the data off this disk.
A funny thing I noticed is that the mount point (/media/openSpaceI) still remains. Usually after an unmount the directory disappears.
Any help getting this disk mounted would be extremely appreciated.
#EDIT: Okay, I'm ready to give up. Is there a way I can see a list of anything on the disk before things went off the rails?
I really appreciate everyone who tried to help me out. I may try to make an image of the disk and work on it later. I move across the country the day after tomorrow.
/dev/sda1? I've never heard of not having any partitions, and my gut suggests that you have to have them, and that your disk must therefore have at least one partition.