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?
open terminal with Ctrl+Alt+T and run
sudo ntfsfix /dev/sdb1
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..
Run this command to show disks:
Run this command to mount usb:
sudo ntfsfix /dev/sdb
/dev/sdb or /dev/sdb1 or some other path
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.