Mount issue

Jim Smith jim at
Thu Jul 17 15:23:04 UTC 2008

Robert Spanjaard wrote:
> On Wed, 16 Jul 2008 20:13:02 -0700, Jim Smith wrote:
>> I have a Maxtor 250 Gb OneTouch4 Mini drive which will work under
>> Windows or Linux. Problem is the last time I tried to use it I got the
>> following error message:
>> Cannot Mount Volume
>> Unable to mount the volume "OneTouch4 Mini" Details:
>> mount_point cannot contain the following characters: newline,
>> G_DIR_SEPARATOR (usually /).
>> I looked in fstab and mtab but not sure what to look for and correct.
>> Any ideas?
> Can you post a copy of /etc/fstab?
Here it is.

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
# /dev/sda4 -- converted during upgrade to edgy
UUID=c8253db2-ac0b-4664-9e3c-837ce469a95d / ext3
defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /dev/sda3 -- converted during upgrade to edgy
UUID=53682bbd-4fcd-4d8c-81a6-7da4e9dc3ece none swap sw 0 0
UUID=81c37411-73dc-470b-a908-291e03841c94 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/cdrom       /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto     0       0
/dev/sda2 /media/Jim,s\040HD ntfs-3g defaults,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 0

The device shows uip in the devices list in a file browser, but still
gives the same errors when attempting to mount. I plugged it in to my
other Ubuntu box, also running Hardy and it mounted normally. Whatever
the problem is resides on this machine.


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