Why is Linux Mint unable to mount a hard disk?

Ankur Kansagara December 13, 2012

Recently, I bought a new laptop HP G6 2010ax 6GB RAM AMD A8 1.9 GHz 1 TB HDD.

First of all, since this is the firs time I am using an OS other than Windows, I must say that somehow I managed to install LM14 on my notebook. However, beyond that I am not able to move any further.

Whenever I try to click the 1 TB icon in Computer, it says –
Unable to mount location. Can’t mount file.

Also my mts mblaze datacard is not working with this notebook.

  1. josemon maliakal
    December 14, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    really confusing ..i am sometimes unable to mount iso on my ubuntu too

  2. Ahamed Yaseen
    December 14, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    You have to mount properly ...

    If u r not familiar with commands then ,

    Use Ubuntu , go to software center -> search PySDM then install....

  3. Abba Jee
    December 14, 2012 at 11:33 am

    It's because you have to be root when you want to mount a drive,
    then you can mount the drive through command ( terminal ) or use Nautilus

  4. ha14
    December 14, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Good cable connection, else OS will hang

  5. Vishal Srivastava
    December 14, 2012 at 5:53 am

    Search Linux Mint's forums to get yourself the drivers required for the Hard drive. Also, format it with Linux or use a NTFS driver...

  6. Jim Chambers
    December 14, 2012 at 5:34 am

    Second problem indicates card reader requires a driver. I assume the HDD is an external drive. Does it use USB or eSATA connection? Is the drive formatted in NTFS? If so Linux won't read it unless NTFS-3G driver is installed.

    • Abba Jee
      December 14, 2012 at 11:28 am

      Latest version of linux ( fedora , ubuntu , mint ) has no problems reading NTFS formatted drives

  7. Hunbuhbhuygb Ygygbgybygb
    December 14, 2012 at 1:09 am

    Either the hard disk is dead,or you need drivers.

  8. Anonymous
    December 14, 2012 at 12:13 am
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