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I recently had an issue with my external hard drive after I shut down my netbook without unmounting it-- it wouldn't mount. To fix this I inserted this line: Code: ...
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    Exclamation [ubuntu netbook remix] Mounting Issues


    I recently had an issue with my external hard drive after I shut down my netbook without unmounting it-- it wouldn't mount. To fix this I inserted this line:
    Code:
    /dev/sdb1 / ntfs-3g force 0 0
    into my /etc/fstab file.
    Now when I'm trying to mount my MicroSD card through a MicroSD to USB adapter, it says "You are not privileged to mount this volume." and when I try to mount it in terminal:
    Code:
    >> sudo mount /dev/sdb1
    NTFS signature is missing.
    Failed to mount '/dev/sdb1': Invalid argument
    The device '/dev/sdb1' doesn't have a valid NTFS.
    Maybe you selected the wrong device? Or the whole disk instead of a
    partition (e.g. /dev/hda, not /dev/hda1)? Or the other way around?
    I've also been having to mount the external hard drive as root using 'sudo mount /dev/sdb1' if I want to mount it.

    What do I do to get drives to automount again?

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    Well, the MicroSD card is likely a FAT32 partition. Since the /dev assignment varies between plugins and reboots, it's being assigned to /dev/sdb1, whereupon your system wants to mount it as NTFS.

    Instead, mount by Label or UUID.

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    You should mount partition in /media/mount_point or any other location instead of /.
    Code:
    sudo mkdir /media/sdb1
    Mount partition at /media/sdb1 instead of /.
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