Window/ubuntu crash

NoOp glgxg at
Mon Jan 5 03:19:54 UTC 2009

On 01/03/2009 07:32 PM, John Heinen wrote:

> We have ubuntu 8.04.1 i386 When I start and choose win xp it indicates
> register error, register file feature and dumps its memory on and on and
> on.
> Ubuntu: From computer places, the details: 7.6 gb media, 27.6 gb media,
> acronis SZ, cd-rw/dvd plus minus rw, floppy drive Files/term
> Message cannot mount volume $ logfile indicates unclean shutdown
> operation not supported, mount is denied because nfts is marked to be in
> use, choose one action
> ONE if you have windows disconnect the external devices by clicking on
> the safely remove hardware icon in the windows taskbar
> Choice 2, If you don't have windows than you can use the force option
> e.g. type mount-t ntfs-3g/dev/sdal/media/disk-o force or add the
> relevant row in the /etc/fstab file /dev/sda1/media/disk/ ntfs-3gforce oo

OK, that's a starting point:


Shows that you are not the only one that has had this problem, and
several of the links indicate that data can be salvaged without
destroying your data. It looks like the drive was shut down perhaps with
a USB device or simiar was in the system, pulled and then shutdown &
windows is still looking for it. Did you happen to have a USB device,
CD, Floppy or something else in the system that was removed improperly?
If so perhaps you can reattach it and try booting.

If you can boot from the Windows CD, you can try a repair & fixboot and
fixmbr to see if that will clear it. But I think you mentioned that the
Windows CD is not recognized - is that correct?

If you'd like to try forcing the drive to mount, you can try as
suggested by the message:

>From a terminal:

sudo mount-t ntfs-3g /dev/sdal/media/disk-o force

However be forwarned that I'd use that only as a last resort whereby you
need to recover data from the drive. I recommend that you spend some
time going through the links from the google search and see if you can
spot a reasonably save alternative.

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