[ubuntu-uk] Chkdsk for NTFS partition

Neil Greenwood neil.greenwood.lug at gmail.com
Wed Jan 14 08:32:29 GMT 2009

Hello all,

I've just bought a LaCie USB hard disk. It had a Windows-only setup
program that installed the manuals and some software onto the newly
formatted NTFS partition.

When I plug it into my Ubuntu box, I get an error message saying that
the disk could not be mounted because of an $MFT error. It suggests
running CHKDSK /F and rebooting twice under Windows.

However, I don't have Windows on my machine, and I was wondering
someone knows an alternative command I could run under Ubuntu. I'm
running hardy at the moment.

I'd prefer not to format it straight away, since I'd like the manuals
off the disk first, although apparently they're also available for
download from the LaCie website.


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