can't mount ntfs drive with FC6

Dave Stevens geek at
Fri Jun 1 23:40:47 UTC 2007


I am trying to use by FC6 box to recover some data from a Windows XP NTFS 
drive that is giving a SMART warning. It is under warranty so all I want is 
to get the data off and send it in for replacement. The failing drive is a 
SATA-II Samsung 2504C. I can boot the dud system from a Knoppix CD and mount 
the drive and read most data. But I can't get it off, it is much too large to 
ftp to a remote site in the time I have available. 

I moved the drive to my FC6 box and rebooted. At startup time there are errors 
that I don't understand in dmesg, "SStatus 123, SControl 300" and the drive 
is not mounted. I have tried mounting it with , 

"# mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /mnt/sda1 -o force" 

but get various helpful messages that seem not to be applicable.

Can anyone suggest an avenue of attack?



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