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Unable to mount secondary hard drive.

Postby jpavlakovich » Tue Feb 19, 2008 15:33

I want to mount:
Disk /dev/sdb: 82.3 GB, 82348277760 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 10011 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 * 1 10011 80413326 83 Linux


mount -t ext3 /dev/sdb1 /mnt/media
gives


mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb1,
missing codepage or other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so

Doing what it suggests just gives a message stating:
[ 375.989245] VFS: Can't find ext3 filesystem on dev sdb1.

In a previous distribution(kubuntu), this drive just got magically mounted without issue. Besides the obvious "go back to your older distribution", what can I do to address this?
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Re: Unable to mount secondary hard drive.

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Tue Feb 19, 2008 17:39

Are you sure it's formatted as ext3? A couple of things to try:

1. Fire up GParted and see what information it displays for the drive.
2. Try the following as root in a Terminal window:
cd /mnt
mkdir other
mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/other
(For "other" use whatever name you want.)
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Re: Unable to mount secondary hard drive.

Postby jpavlakovich » Wed Feb 20, 2008 0:29

Ran GParted and it gave this:
Filesystem: ext3
...
e2Label: Bad magic number in super block while trying to open /dev/sdb1
Couldn't find valid system superblock


Did a search on this error. Most people seemed to be trying to mount with the wrong filesystem type. Don't think that's the case here though.
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