Kubuntu 8.10 does not recognise external HD with NTFS and FAT32 partitions.
basroufs at gmail.com
Fri Jan 30 14:01:59 UTC 2009
Hello Ulrich and everybody
> you must first create /mnt/test
Not yet knowing whether this is right, I created a subdirectory
'/test' in the directory /mnt. Then, I carried out the test suggested
by you as follows:
bas at Viaconsensus1:~$ sudo mount /dev/sdg2 /mnt/test -t vfat
This resulted in this feedback:
mount: special device /dev/sdg2 does not exist
Then, I deleted the subdirectory /mnt/test and via kdsesudo kate
created a script 'test' in the directory mnt. Afterwords I carried out
the same test ...sudo mount ..etc. This only resulted in the feedback
'command not found'. Apparently, creating a the subdirectory had more
sense than creating the script. So, I deleted the script and recreated
the /test subdirectory via sudo mc.
Than, I tried to access the NTFS partition of the external HD, as follows:
bas at Viaconsensus1:~$ sudo mount /dev/sdg2 /mnt/test -t ntfs
ntfs-3g: Failed to access volume '/dev/sdg2': No such file or directory
Please type '/sbin/mount.ntfs --help' for more information.
Than I deleted again the /test subdirectory in /mnt and recreated it
via the terminal command sudo mkdir /mnt/test. I carried out the vfat
and ntfs tests explained above. The results were exactly the same.
So, no external HD access yet....
However it may be, I did not yet manage to mount the
> It will probably not work, but it then produces some error messages . .
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