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Your external hard disk is likely using fat32 or a similar file system that doesn't support setting these permissions. In any case, making a mp3 file executable is at least dubious.
As @fd0 has pointed out, change the pass value to 2 Why? Answer: pass – A number indicating the order in which the fsck program will check the devices for errors at boot time; this is 1 for the root file system and either 2 (meaning check after root) or 0 (do not check) for all other devices.
I am pretty sure, you forgot to mount it. mount /dev/sda1 /mnt should do that for you. In case you want to mount the second partition, be sure you installed hfsprogs and run mount /dev/sda2 /mnt
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