I have installed SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 in my Macbook Pro using Parallels Desktop and connected my External hard disk.

When i tried to open drives in my external hard disk, i got following error message.

Cannotmount

I have performed following steps to fix this issue.

Open terminal and check whether the machine is detecting you External hard disk or not:

  • wikiconsole:~/Desktop # sudo fdisk -l
 
Disk /dev/sda: 68.7 GB, 68719476736 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 8354 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000b9098
 
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 2 2611 20964825 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 2612 3916 10482412+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda3 * 3917 5221 10482412+ 83 Linux
 
Disk /dev/sdb: 2000.3 GB, 2000365289472 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 243197 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0005f107
 
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 1 60800 488369152 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sdb2 60800 188282 1024000000 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sdb3 188282 213778 204800000 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sdb4 213778 243198 236310528 f W95 Ext’d (LBA)
/dev/sdb5 213778 243198 236309504 7 HPFS/NTFS
  • Judging by the size of the drives, I figured out that the OS saw my drives at the location /dev/sdb, and the partitions that I wanted to mount are at the locations

/dev/sdb1.

/dev/sdb4.

/dev/sdb3.

/dev/sdb5.

  • wikiconsole:~/Desktop # cd /media
  • wikiconsole:/media # chmod +rw WesternDigital
chmod: cannot access `WesternDigital’: No such file or directory
  • wikiconsole:/media # ls
.hal-mtab .hal-mtab-lock SUSE_SLES-11-0-0.001
  • wikiconsole:/media # sudo mkdir WesternDigital
  • wikiconsole:/media # ls
.hal-mtab .hal-mtab-lock SUSE_SLES-11-0-0.001 WesternDigital
  • wikiconsole:/media # sudo mount -t ntfs
  • wikiconsole:/media # sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb1 /media/WesternDigital
  • wikiconsole:/media # sudo -s
  • wikiconsole:/media # cd WesternDigital
  • wikiconsole:/media/WesternDigital # ls
My-Docs My-Office My-Sites $RECYCLE.BIN
My-Misc My-Photos Personal System Volume Information
  • wikiconsole:/media/WesternDigital # cd ..
  • wikiconsole:/media # chmod +rw WesternDigital
  • wikiconsole:/media # sudo mount -t ntfs
/dev/sdb1 on /media/WesternDigital type ntfs (rw)
  • wikiconsole:/media # sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb2 /media/WesternDigital
  • wikiconsole:/media # sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb3 /media/WesternDigital
  • wikiconsole:/media # sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb5 /media/WesternDigital
  • wikiconsole:/media # sudo -s
  • wikiconsole:/media # cd WesternDigital
  • wikiconsole:/media/WesternDigital # ls
Games OS System Volume Information Utilities
Misc $RECYCLE.BIN Tech-Soft WD-Soft
  • After Performing above steps i am able to access my external drive.