Can't mount secondary HDD

Hey everyone, I’m currently using both Windows and Manjaro on my machine and since I eat up my storage pretty fast I need to use my secondary HDD drive, but for some reason it doesn’t mount.
The drive is on NTFS and other solutions unfortunately didn’t work for me

An error occurred while accessing ‘Local Disk’, the system responded: The requested operation has failed: Error mounting /dev/sda2 at /run/media/liam/Local Disk: Unknown error when mounting /dev/sda2

Hi @liamrahum,

Could you please provide the output for:

sudo fdisk /dev/sda

@Aragorn, somehow I don’t think that’s the problem here. But I might be wrong. And actually hope I am.

for regular sda it’s normal
but for sda2 (my partition) it’s

The device contains ‘ntfs’ signature and it will be removed by a write command. See fdisk(8) man page and --wipe option for more details.

Let’s see if there are any errors.

Ensure the partition is unmounted:

sudo umount --force /dev/sda2

Confirm that it’s not mounted by checking that it’s not listed in the current mounts:

sudo mout | grep -i sda

Then let’s check it for errors:

sudo fsck /dev/sda2

Or you can attempt to have any errors fixed automatically by running:

sudo fsck -a /dev/sda2

I have never had to do this, so I don’t know anything more than this.

Still doesn’t work, but thank you for your help
I think resetting it and going Manjaro all the way would be okay

So all I should do is type

UUID=6A72DA6D72DA3E0F /mnt/HDD nfts defaults,noatime 0 1

on the /etc/fstab file?

Well, if a problem occurred, I’d recommend checking thee disk itself for any errors first, because any errors increases the likely hood of another problem. Quite possibly a more serious one. Do a S.M.A.R.T. test:

  • View SMART health summary:
sudo smartctl --health /dev/sda
  • Begin a short self-test:
sudo smartctl --test short /dev/sda
  • Begin a long self-test:
sudo smartctl --test long /dev/sda
  • View device information:
sudo smartctl --info /dev/sda

Good luck!

since it is a NTFS partition why not try

sudo ntfsfix -d /dev/sdXY
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Thank you so much!!

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