when i try to mount windows partition in my manjaro i get this error message
`Failed to mount "499 GB Volume".
Error mounting /dev/sdb2 at/run/media/"USER"/B65ACOE65ACOA509: wrong fs type,
bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb2,
missing codepage or helper program, or other error.
You could use the search function of the forum, as this has been explained and ‘solved’ multiple times.
The gist is that its a new kernel module thats become the default, but in many cases, such as your own, it does not seem to function as expected. Blacklisting the new module and using the legacy ntfs-3g is reverting to the previous method.
I didnt pay much attention to the error itself … see the post below
Yeah … except now that I look it suggests ntfsfix for some reason … which can at best (or worst) forcibly change the flags … so really its not a good option.
One needs to use windoze (or derivative like Hirens) to truly fix its proprietary filesystem.
Well, just because it wasn’t unmounted cleanly and is marked dirty doesn’t necessarily mean that the file system is damaged. I’m guessing that NTFS-3G does exactly the same thing and forcibly clears the dirty flag if there are no other errors.
Most welcome. I’m glad this resolved your issue. Regarding why this worked, the reasons are explained in previous posts.
As I initially pointed out, bad superblock indicates errors with a disk, or partition. It would be prudent to correct any filesystem inconsistencies sooner, rather than later. Your partition now mounts, thanks to ntfs-3g, but that doesn’t mean the actual cause is fixed.
NTFS is not a Linux filesystem. Are you running a multiboot system?
If so, I suggest using chkdsk from an administrative prompt in Windows, or from a Hirens boot DVD/USB (as mentioned above), to correct any errors. Note that any errors are likely to be cross-linked files, or similar, and easily corrected by chkdsk.
This is not to say that a Linux tool won’t necessarily fix these errors, but that the Windows tool would be the better (safer) choice for NTFS, wherever possible.