How I can fix the Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/... It works pretty good in the past but I made a clean installed of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and the Error mounting coming. I try to fix it with with Gparted, ntfs-3g, pmount, but this programs can't find the external HDD. But when I boot put the USB drive with Ubuntu 14.04 on test mode this can find and read my external HDD. How I can fix it?
It might be the case that the naming changes when you try the drive on different things. ( sdb becomes sdX because of how the usbs are enumerated) Open a terminal and play with:
If you are still unsure, then try
dmesg | more
and read the system log, at one point you should see something similar to:
150289.144120] scsi 7:0:0:0: Direct-Access WDC WD32 00BEKT-22KA9T0 01.0 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5 [150289.144951] sd 7:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg4 type 0 [150289.145185] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdd] 625142448 512-byte logical blocks: (320 GB/298 GiB) [150289.145854] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdd] Write Protect is off [150289.145863] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdd] Mode Sense: 23 00 00 00 [150289.146547] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdd] No Caching mode page found [150289.146555] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdd] Assuming drive cache: write through [150289.212988] sdd: sdd4 [150289.215143] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdd] Attached SCSI disk
If not, then try different usb ports, some usb are full powered, some half powered, some mother board don't like usb3 devices on usb2 slots..
I got the same error, but in my case, it wasn't because of a corrupted
NTFS, but because Ubuntu didn't recognize that the disk was formatted as
exFAT. I could open the disk with no problem in Windows. Then I checked the format and saw that it was
exFAT. To open it in Linux I installed:
$ sudo apt install exfat-fuse exfat-utils
And the disk could open without any issue.