Drives not mounting

Slight problem here. My router went out. I got another and got it all set up. Had to reboot and there the trouble started. Took forever to get to the plasma desktop. Turns out my drives aren't mounting. Or at least they aren't showing in Dolphin. The system is up or I wouldn't be on here. But when trying to open my Home folder and open my external drive I get this:

An error occurred while accessing 'Home', the system responded: An unspecified error has occurred: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.

When I run inxi -Fx I get this output:

inxi -Fx

System:    Host: manjaro Kernel: 4.19.66-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.1.0 Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.16.4 
           Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:   Type: Desktop System: Gigabyte product: GA-990FXA-UD3 v: N/A serial: <root required> 
           Mobo: Gigabyte model: GA-990FXA-UD3 v: x.x serial: <root required> BIOS: Award v: F5 date: 10/13/2011 
Battery:   Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech K350 charge: 70% (should be ignored) status: Discharging 
           Device-2: hidpp_battery_1 model: Logitech M570 charge: 70% status: Discharging 
CPU:       Topology: 6-Core model: AMD FX-6100 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Bulldozer rev: 2 L2 cache: 2048 KiB 
           flags: avx lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 39884 
           Speed: 1420 MHz min/max: 1400/3300 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1550 2: 1519 3: 1604 4: 1648 5: 1674 6: 1422 
Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA GF108 [GeForce GT 430] vendor: Gigabyte driver: nvidia v: 390.129 bus ID: 01:00.0 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.5 driver: nvidia resolution: 1680x1050~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GT 430/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.129 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia vendor: Gigabyte driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
           bus ID: 00:14.2 
           Device-2: NVIDIA GF108 High Definition Audio vendor: Gigabyte driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.1 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.19.66-1-MANJARO 
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Gigabyte driver: r8169 v: kernel 
           port: ae00 bus ID: 05:00.0 
           IF: enp5s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: 50:e5:49:cb:0d:4a 
           IF-ID-1: tun0 state: unknown speed: 10 Mbps duplex: full mac: N/A 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 3.64 TiB used: 1.80 TiB (49.5%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST3500830AS size: 465.76 GiB 
           ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Samsung model: SSD 850 EVO 500GB size: 465.76 GiB 
           ID-3: /dev/sdc type: USB vendor: Toshiba model: DT01ABA300 size: 2.73 TiB 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 48.97 GiB used: 31.73 GiB (64.8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb1 
           ID-2: /home size: 408.23 GiB used: 57.88 GiB (14.2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb2 
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 16.00 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda1 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 30.6 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 49 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 50% 
Info:      Processes: 244 Uptime: 45m Memory: 7.77 GiB used: 3.75 GiB (48.2%) Init: systemd Compilers: gcc: 9.1.0 clang: 8.0.1 
           Shell: bash v: 5.0.7 inxi: 3.0.35 

It seems the drives are showing up so I don't know what the problem is. Any help is appreciated .

Please provide the output from terminal of cat /etc/fstab. Please be sure to use 3 ``` before and after the pasted content so it's easier to read. Or you can highlight the test and click the </> button. Thanks!

# /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>
UUID=d1b2c96b-59c0-49f2-91a9-d77ad04c5ba1 none swap defaults 0 0
UUID=ffb06db9-b63d-44e1-930f-e2308ac33f86       /       ext4    defaults,noatime        0       1
UUID=a09fe286-1789-42d4-9bde-9eae85c90d1c       /home   ext4    defaults,noatime        0       2
UUID=f3b7d79d-a3dd-4d16-9668-e2f349289ecf       /media  ext4    auto,x-systemd.automount,x-systemd.device-timeout=10,defaults   0       1
UUID=55cf393e-6565-47ac-9fed-854e25294b5c       /music  ext4    auto,x-systemd.automount,x-systemd.device-timeout=10,defaults   0       1
UUID=7da8d26e-74b9-415c-81e5-d72d60208f1d       /torrents       ext4    auto,x-systemd.automount,x-systemd.device-timeout=10,defaults   0       1
UUID=16734e52-e070-4700-9f81-e8210f1e3ed7       /Movies ext4    auto,x-systemd.automount,x-systemd.device-timeout=10,defaults   0       1
/dev/sda2       none    ext4    defaults        0       0

Had the same problem. It went away when I switched from Dolphin to PCmanfm. Was told it would work and it did. Don't know why.

I would also test different kernels. Try kernel 4.14.

If you are using USB for any of these drives check dmesg for USB related errors. Your Gigabyte mobo is one of the models that can have USB problems I believe.

I will try the other kernel. But as far as the drives go, one is a USB but the other is internal.

I'm at a loss here. I tried the other kernel and now it has been on the plasma welcome screen for 5 minutes or more. Hasn't moved any more.

What does this do?

Check the disk on which /home is mounted an ensure you don't have any hardware errors.

Also, take a look at sudo journalctl -p err -b and see what errors you are getting on boot.

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Do you not mount your swap partition?

UUID=d1b2c96b-59c0-49f2-91a9-d77ad04c5ba1 none swap defaults 0 0

This is more likely what you want.

UUID=d1b2c96b-59c0-49f2-91a9-d77ad04c5ba1 swap           swap    defaults,noatime 0 0

/dev/sda2 none ext4 defaults 0 0

Looks like an entry from fstab. I'm not sure what you mean when you say what does it do?

The disk /home is on is the same as the / partition. How would I check it for errors?

sudo journalctl -p err -b gives me bunch of this: ACPI Exception: Could not find/resolve named package element: LNKD (20170728/dspkginit-379)
And this: ```bind(25) AF_INET6 fe80::96a5:6ac8:da9f:e793%2#123 flags 0x11 failed: Cannot assign requested address
Aug 13 18:05:14 manjaro ntpd[535]: unable to create socket on enp5s0 (6) for fe80::96a5:6ac8:da9f:e793%2#123
Aug 13 18:05:14 manjaro colord-sane[495]: io/hpmud/musb.c 2099: Invalid usb_open: Permission denied
Aug 13 18:05:14 manjaro colord-sane[495]: io/hpmud/musb.c 2099: Invalid usb_open: Permission denied
Aug 13 18:05:14 manjaro colord-sane[495]: io/hpmud/musb.c 2099: Invalid usb_open: Permission denied
Aug 13 18:05:14 manjaro colord-sane[495]: io/hpmud/musb.c 2099: Invalid usb_open: Permission denied
Aug 13 18:05:21 manjaro kernel: print_req_error: critical medium error, dev sdc, sector 3338056648
Aug 13 18:05:25 manjaro kernel: print_req_error: critical medium error, dev sdc, sector 3338056656
Aug 13 18:05:25 manjaro kernel: Buffer I/O error on dev sdc3, logical block 173050490, async page read
Aug 13 18:05:30 manjaro kernel: print_req_error: critical medium error, dev sdc, sector 3338056656
Aug 13 18:05:30 manjaro kernel: Buffer I/O error on dev sdc3, logical block 173050490, async page read
Aug 13 18:08:10 manjaro systemd[1]: Failed to start Transmission BitTorrent Daemon.
Aug 13 18:09:08 manjaro kernel: INFO: task fsck.ext4:494 blocked for more than 120 seconds.
Aug 13 18:09:08 manjaro kernel:       Tainted: P           O    4.14.138-1-MANJARO #1
Aug 13 18:09:08 manjaro kernel: "echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/hung_task_timeout_secs" disables this message.
Aug 13 18:09:08 manjaro kernel: INFO: task fsck:1201 blocked for more than 120 seconds.
Aug 13 18:09:08 manjaro kernel:       Tainted: P           O    4.14.138-1-MANJARO #1
Aug 13 18:09:08 manjaro kernel: "echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/hung_task_timeout_secs" disables this message.
Aug 13 18:09:08 manjaro kernel: INFO: task dumpe2fs:1211 blocked for more than 120 seconds.
Aug 13 18:09:08 manjaro kernel:       Tainted: P           O    4.14.138-1-MANJARO #1
Aug 13 18:09:08 manjaro kernel: "echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/hung_task_timeout_secs" disables this message.
Aug 13 18:09:53 manjaro systemd[1]: Failed to start Disk Manager.
Aug 13 18:11:11 manjaro kernel: INFO: task fsck.ext4:494 blocked for more than 120 seconds.
Aug 13 18:11:11 manjaro kernel:       Tainted: P           O    4.14.138-1-MANJARO #1
Aug 13 18:11:11 manjaro kernel: "echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/hung_task_timeout_secs" disables this message.
Aug 13 18:11:11 manjaro kernel: INFO: task fsck:1201 blocked for more than 120 seconds.
Aug 13 18:11:11 manjaro kernel:       Tainted: P           O    4.14.138-1-MANJARO #1
Aug 13 18:11:11 manjaro kernel: "echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/hung_task_timeout_secs" disables this message.
Aug 13 18:11:11 manjaro kernel: INFO: task dumpe2fs:1211 blocked for more than 120 seconds.
Aug 13 18:11:11 manjaro kernel:       Tainted: P           O    4.14.138-1-MANJARO #1
Aug 13 18:11:11 manjaro kernel: "echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/hung_task_timeout_secs" disables this message.
Aug 13 18:11:29 manjaro kernel: sd 8:0:0:0: timing out command, waited 360s
Aug 13 18:11:29 manjaro kernel: print_req_error: I/O error, dev sdc, sector 0
Aug 13 18:15:17 manjaro kernel: INFO: task kworker/u16:7:182 blocked for more than 120 seconds.
Aug 13 18:15:17 manjaro kernel:       Tainted: P           O    4.14.138-1-MANJARO #1
Aug 13 18:15:17 manjaro kernel: "echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/hung_task_timeout_secs" disables this message.
Aug 13 18:15:17 manjaro kernel: INFO: task fsck.ext4:494 blocked for more than 120 seconds.

Should I change it? It was set up that way when I installed the system ages ago, I assume.

Uh, that doesn't look promising.

You need to perform an fsck on your drives right away.

You must boot from a Live ISO if you need to repair a drive with system files that the OS requires to operate.

Open your disk partitioning program, (GParted is recommended).

Run a File System Check on the unmounted volume using the GParted fsck check & repair option.

Your drives could be failing, or your RAM could be failing.

I/O errors could be from your RAM or from issues with the kernel you are using. I would install and test several other kernels. I have seen I/O errors on the newer kernels, that's why I suggested 4.14.

I don't think it matters if you set the mount point for swap to none or swap. I think it is the same either way.

I mean, what is its purpose. As far as I can tell, that says to mount an ext4 partition nowhere.

In addition to running fsck on those volumes, I would take a look at the SMART statistics for that drive. You may have some failing hardware.

Sorry about that, my bad. I have just always mounted it that way. To my eyes that didn't seem right. Thanks for letting me know.

I'm on a live boot right now, running fsck now. My solid state drive is ok, I think, but the external I'm not sure. I have it in 3 partitions. The first seemed okay, the second, not sure yet. Had several of this so far: Inode 60031092 ref count is 2, should be 1. Fix? yes

And this: Pass 5: Checking group summary information
Block bitmap differences: -(1606657--1606782)

There are several more sets of numbers but I won't post all of that.

I was wondering, if the solid state drive is okay, it's where / and home is at, could the system be trying to mount the external and that is causing the entire thing to hang up, even the / and home partitions?

I would imagine that if the USB is going bad (It's /dev/sdc correct?) and it's hanging as the system is trying to mount it could actually cause real issues.

Have you tried unplugging the USB drive and seeing if it'll boot normally?
Might try that after you do your tests.
Additionally, if the USB is dying and it's confirmed in the tests. Unplug it immediately and leave it alone until you are absolutely ready to back it up.
If you care about the data on it, that is. :wink:


Just totally OT here. Since you're named Peaveyman.. I have a 5150+ head in my closet and used to own a Triple xXx head as well. Used Mesa Boogie 4x12s though. :wink: Long time ago, another life I suppose.

Is there a pastebin service I can use that is acceptable for the forum? I want to link to the output of the fsck. It 's all done, says it's a success, but I would like for someone to look at it.

Pastebin, dpaste, all are fine. :slight_smile:

This is the output: https://pastebin.com/HDFx64zK