I have multiple partitions on different disks along side my Linux installation, I have all the necessary packages installed for reading and writing to vfat filesystems.
main drive [SSD] my linux install. second drive [SSD] extra space for Linux, plus install for Windows 10 separate partition. third drive [External HDD], contains 2 partitions HFS+ and ExFAT.
I can't mount Windows or ExFAT partitions because mtab claims it's already mounted, but it's inaccessible. I checked mtab file, and there is no mounted entry for NTFS or ExFAT partitions.
Windows 10 labeled as W10 and ExFAT partition labeled as ExFAT.
Error mounting /dev/sdb3 at /media/user/W10: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sdb3" "/media/user/W10"' exited with non-zero exit status 21: mount: according to mtab, /dev/sdb3 is already mounted on /media/user/W10
Error mounting system-managed device /dev/sdc5: Command-line `mount "/media/user/ExFAT"' exited with non-zero exit status 1: stdout: `FUSE exfat 1.0.1 'stderr: `mount: according to mtab, /dev/sdc5 is already mounted on /media/user/ExFAT'
I have never once changed the mounting options for these partitions, and I have tried unmounting the drives, but it says they're not mounted, even disconnected the external drive and still claims it's mounted by mtab after reconnecting when it's completely inaccessible. HFS+ partition on the external drive mounts just fine, I can browse that with no issues, just for some reason mounting NTFS and ExFAT partitions got messed up somehow. As far as I know for mounting Windows partitions you have to use
vfat as the filesystem to be recognised, but ExFAT you can just use
exfat when you just have
exfat-fuse installed just by doing
sudo mount -t /dev/sdc5 /media/user/ExFAT. But in this current state I can't do that because mtab claims it's already mounted, and I just cannot access it anywhere, according to the
gnome-disk-utility they're both set as Automatic Mount Options which worked just fine before.