Cannot Mount drive, even as root

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Cannot Mount drive, even as root

Postby DarthSatan » 2018-08-17 23:05

So this one is fun, been at this for a few hours, Google, Bing, help in no way.

This is my uname -a output
Linux Ultron-Debian 4.17.0-0.bpo.1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.17.8-1~bpo9+1 (2018-07-23) x86_64 GNU/Linux

Normally I just log in open up Dolphin, click on the drives I want to mount put in my root password and bam, drives mounted. Easy as pie.
Well today i get this when I try to follow that procedure:
I click on a drive named External and instead of getting a prompt for root password I get:
An error occurred while accessing 'Home', the system responded: An unspecified error has occurred: Not authorized to perform operation
The Device notifier pops up and says
External: you are not authorized to mount this deice

So I run fdisk -l
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root@Ultron-Debian:/home# fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 931.5 GiB, 1000204886016 bytes, 1953525168 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x0dda3196

Device     Boot Start        End    Sectors   Size Id Type
/dev/sda1        2048 1953523711 1953521664 931.5G 83 Linux


Disk /dev/sdb: 1.8 TiB, 2000398934016 bytes, 3907029168 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disklabel type: gpt
Disk identifier: 5A6729BA-D7BC-49AA-807D-9FF479262EF7

Device     Start        End    Sectors  Size Type
/dev/sdb1   2048 3907028991 3907026944  1.8T Microsoft basic data


Disk /dev/sdc: 931.5 GiB, 1000204886016 bytes, 1953525168 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x5862e111

Device     Boot     Start        End   Sectors   Size Id Type
/dev/sdc1  *         2048  976769023 976766976 465.8G  7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sdc2       976771072 1953521663 976750592 465.8G  7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT


Disk /dev/sdd: 223.6 GiB, 240057409536 bytes, 468862128 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disklabel type: gpt
Disk identifier: B810EE75-02D8-481F-99AC-E69F6A256A75

Device       Start       End   Sectors  Size Type
/dev/sdd1     2048   1023999   1021952  499M Windows recovery environment
/dev/sdd2  1024000   1228799    204800  100M EFI System
/dev/sdd3  1228800   1261567     32768   16M Microsoft reserved
/dev/sdd4  1261568 468860927 467599360  223G Microsoft basic data


Disk /dev/sdf: 465.8 GiB, 500107862016 bytes, 976773168 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0xe7f9ab74

Device     Boot Start       End   Sectors   Size Id Type
/dev/sdf1        2048 976773119 976771072 465.8G 83 Linux


Disk /dev/sde: 14.9 GiB, 16000221184 bytes, 31250432 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x0011bcf4

Device     Boot Start      End  Sectors  Size Id Type
/dev/sde1  *     2048 31250431 31248384 14.9G  c W95 FAT32 (LBA)


Disk /dev/sdg: 111.8 GiB, 120034123776 bytes, 234441648 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0xaf549c15

Device     Boot     Start       End   Sectors  Size Id Type
/dev/sdg1  *         2048 184315903 184313856 87.9G 83 Linux
/dev/sdg2       184317950 234440703  50122754 23.9G  5 Extended
/dev/sdg5       184317952 234440703  50122752 23.9G 82 Linux swap / Solaris


Disk /dev/sdh: 1.8 TiB, 2000398934016 bytes, 3907029168 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x95b1beae


This external drive is /dev/sdf

So I think no problemo, I will just mount the drive to /media/doctordoom/External
So I make an directory named External under /media/doctordoom/
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doctordoom@Ultron-Debian:/$ cd /media/doctordoom
doctordoom@Ultron-Debian:/media/doctordoom$ ls
External


Then I go to the terminal and run
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doctordoom@Ultron-Debian:~$ sudo mount /dev/sdf /media/doctordoom/External
mount: mount /dev/sdf on /media/doctordoom/External failed: Bad address


Ok, bad address? Check the Google-Machine
only references to CIFS and NAS shares, nope this is an External USB Drive

I did find an obscure reference to an empty line in fstab that could cause an issue like this, but the error is invalid paramter. So I figure what the heck I will check it
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doctordoom@Ultron-Debian:~$ cat /etc/fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
# / was on /dev/sdg1 during installation
UUID=599c1b4d-02f9-4530-bde2-e262fd261aba /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
# swap was on /dev/sdg5 during installation
UUID=3d9bd1d3-4cee-4cb3-b637-bd2183a775f8 none            swap    sw              0       0
UUID=e1e09d13-a7ad-4ce4-ba27-f271b1c749b9  /home/doctordoom   ext4    defaults   0   2
doctordoom@Ultron-Debian:~$

Nope no empty lines, so that rules that out

So finally as a last hoorah I try mounting it as root
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root@Ultron-Debian:/# mount /dev/sdf /home/doctordoom/External
mount: mount /dev/sdf on /home/doctordoom/External failed: Bad address
root@Ultron-Debian:/#


So at this point I have no clue where to go. I don't pretend to be a Linux power user. I know enough to get through my daily routine but this stinks of something foul that is out of my wheel house.
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Re: Cannot Mount drive, even as root

Postby Segfault » 2018-08-17 23:17

Looks like the drive is going bad. Try running fsck on /dev/sdf1, do a dry run, just to see what it finds.
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Re: Cannot Mount drive, even as root

Postby DarthSatan » 2018-08-17 23:27

Segfault wrote:Looks like the drive is going bad. Try running fsck on /dev/sdf1, do a dry run, just to see what it finds.


Oh I should mention, it does this on /dev/sdb1, /dev/sdc1, /dev/sdc2, /dev/sdd1, /dev/sdd2, /dev/sdd3, /dev/sdd4, /dev/sde1, and /dev/sdh1


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fsck from util-linux 2.29.2
e2fsck 1.43.4 (31-Jan-2017)
External: clean, 78729/30531584 files, 90535766/122096384 blocks
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Re: Cannot Mount drive, even as root

Postby dilberts_left_nut » 2018-08-17 23:36

DarthSatan wrote:
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doctordoom@Ultron-Debian:~$ sudo mount /dev/sdf /media/doctordoom/External
mount: mount /dev/sdf on /media/doctordoom/External failed: Bad address
sdf1 contains your filesystem - mount that instead.
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Re: Cannot Mount drive, even as root

Postby DarthSatan » 2018-08-17 23:38

dilberts_left_nut wrote:
DarthSatan wrote:
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doctordoom@Ultron-Debian:~$ sudo mount /dev/sdf /media/doctordoom/External
mount: mount /dev/sdf on /media/doctordoom/External failed: Bad address
sdf1 contains your filesystem - mount that instead.



Same thing

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doctordoom@Ultron-Debian:/media/doctordoom$ sudo mount /dev/sdf1 /media/doctordoom/External
mount: mount /dev/sdf1 on /media/doctordoom/External failed: Bad address
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Re: Cannot Mount drive, even as root

Postby dilberts_left_nut » 2018-08-18 00:01

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ls -ld /media{,/doctordoom{,/External}}
?
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Re: Cannot Mount drive, even as root

Postby DarthSatan » 2018-08-18 00:05

dilberts_left_nut wrote:
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ls -ld /media{,/doctordoom{,/External}}
?



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root@Ultron-Debian:/home# ls -ld /media{,/doctordoom{,/External}}
drwxr-xr-x  4 root root 4096 Aug  7 01:46 /media
drwxr-x---+ 3 root root 4096 Aug 17 17:42 /media/doctordoom
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root 4096 Aug 17 17:42 /media/doctordoom/External
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Re: Cannot Mount drive, even as root

Postby dilberts_left_nut » 2018-08-18 00:46

/media/doctordoom has extended attributes for "user automounting".
Mount it somewhere else if doing it manually as root, or investigate further how the system is supposed to work.
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Re: Cannot Mount drive, even as root

Postby DarthSatan » 2018-08-18 01:01

dilberts_left_nut wrote:/media/doctordoom has extended attributes for "user automounting".
Mount it somewhere else if doing it manually as root, or investigate further how the system is supposed to work.



Yeah I tried to mount it else where. I get the same issue

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root@Ultron-Debian:/# ls
bin   etc         initrd.img.old  lost+found  opt   run   sys  var
boot  home        lib             media       proc  sbin  tmp  vmlinuz
dev   initrd.img  lib64           mnt         root  srv   usr  vmlinuz.old
root@Ultron-Debian:/# mkdir /mnt/external
root@Ultron-Debian:/mnt# ls
external
root@Ultron-Debian:/# mount /dev/sdf1 /mnt/external
mount: mount /dev/sdf on /mnt/external failed: Bad address


I feel like there might be something corrupt on the file system itself or there is a permissions issue somewhere
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Re: Cannot Mount drive, even as root

Postby dilberts_left_nut » 2018-08-18 01:11

DarthSatan wrote:root@Ultron-Debian:/# mount /dev/sdf1 /mnt/external
mount: mount /dev/sdf on /mnt/external failed: Bad address


Something funky is going on here - maybe a bad drive indeed.
Check dmesg.
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Re: Cannot Mount drive, even as root

Postby DarthSatan » 2018-08-18 03:00

dilberts_left_nut wrote:
DarthSatan wrote:root@Ultron-Debian:/# mount /dev/sdf1 /mnt/external
mount: mount /dev/sdf on /mnt/external failed: Bad address


Something funky is going on here - maybe a bad drive indeed.
Check dmesg.



yeah all the drives work on Mint. So I am pretty sure that either Debian just did the dirty all all over itself(highly unlikely) or this 8 year old Intel SSD decided that life was not worth living any more.
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Re: Cannot Mount drive, even as root

Postby debiman » 2018-08-18 07:19

^ but you said earlier it's happening with all drives & partitions?

anyhow, did this start after an upgrade, and did you reboot after the (kernel) upgrade?
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Re: Cannot Mount drive, even as root

Postby DarthSatan » 2018-08-18 17:40

debiman wrote:^ but you said earlier it's happening with all drives & partitions?

anyhow, did this start after an upgrade, and did you reboot after the (kernel) upgrade?



No kernel upgrade up dates. The only thing that I can think of it I had moved my home folder to another hard drive. Then added the proper entry into fstab. It has been a few days since I did that, and yesterday when I turned my PC on it started doing all of this bad address business. I can't imagine how moving /home to a different drive would cause something like this.
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