New answers tagged external-hdd
In general fsck is not dangerous above all not on volumes which can be mounted yet. I can suggest two possibilities to reduce the risk even more: Make a backup of the file system meta data: man e2image Put a DM device on top of the external drive (i.e. plain linear mapping over the whole device), make a snapshot (with permanent metadata) of this device, ...
This is Debian Bug #631504 (http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=631504). As is also mentioned there, the entry in fstab for /media/usb0 should not be there. It prevents Gnome from mounting the USB drive automatically and with the right permissions. This line (or lines, I had two of them, one for /media/usb0 and one for /media/usb1) should be ...
Try another USB port. Or do you have another OS ? If your OS won't mount your USB drive, you can mount it yourself. Plug in the USB pen. In terminal type: # fdisk -l (so that you will see the device such as: /dev/sda1) Mount it: # mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/temp (you have to make sure /mnt/temp exists) You shall have to be root to run the above commands. Good ...
Installing ntfs-config and setting read/write permissions solved this for me.
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