Problem statement: I have an external USB drive that won't mount.
- I neither have nor desire access to MS Windows.
- See 1.
- External USB drive is NTFS formated.
- There is no RAID.
- I've been a Linux user for many years and am not afraid of the CLI.
- I would rather not wipe it and start from scratch but it isn't critical if I can't avoid it.
Error looks like:
Error mounting /dev/sdc1 at /media/dude/External HD: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000" "/dev/sdc1" "/media/dude/External HD"' exited with non-zero exit status 13: $MFTMirr does not match $MFT (record 0). Failed to mount '/dev/sdc1': Input/output error NTFS is either inconsistent, or there is a hardware fault, or it's a SoftRAID/FakeRAID hardware. In the first case run chkdsk /f on Windows then reboot into Windows twice. The usage of the /f parameter is very important! If the device is a SoftRAID/FakeRAID then first activate it and mount a different device under the /dev/mapper/ directory, (e.g. /dev/mapper/nvidia_eahaabcc1). Please see the 'dmraid' documentation for more details. (udisks-error-quark, 0)