sata drive will not mount

daphatbell at daphatbell at
Mon Jul 18 03:11:42 UTC 2005

I did. I didn't think it made it because I didn't see the message come back. I won't be 
writing to the partitions, just using some of the files on them. Like I said, I have two 
80gb drives that are NTFS that mounts with no problem. Ubuntu has it's own partition 
which of course can be read from and written to. The error message states that 
/dev/sda does not exist! Which has been proven that they in fact exist. The drivers 
for the hard drive was loaded and the whole nine yards. So I'm at a lost on this one! 

On 17 Jul 2005 at 21:20, Ed Fletcher wrote:

> I think that I've seen you ask this question before but I take it
> that you received no answers?  I'm not sure if I can help, but I'll
> see what I can come up with.
> I notice that all the partitions on sda are NTFS, a filesystem which
> is not well supported under linux.  A quick search of Synaptic shows
> a couple of packages which may help you.  One is 'libnfts5' and the
> other is 'ntfsprogs'.  These may do the job, however you should know
> that writing to an NTFS filesystem is not completely supported yet.
>   So I would install those two packages and try mounting the least
> important partition on sda.  If you can mount it, then try reading
> from it.  That may be all you can get.  If you need to have write
> access to these partitions, I would recommend that you change them
> over to FAT32 or something similar.
> If this doesn't help, then give us the error message that you get
> when trying to mount a partition on sda.
> HTH,
> Ed
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