Tag Archive


amateur astronomy awk bash b[e] supergiant cartoon conference convert evolved star exoplanet fedora figaro fits fun galaxy history iraf large magellanic cloud latex linux lmc machine learning magellanic clouds massive star matplotlib meteor mypaper paper peblo photometry planet pro-am pyraf python red supergiant scisoft skinakas observatory small magellanic cloud smc spectroscopy starlink talk ubuntu university of crete video x-ray

Failing to mount correctly NTFS drive

I have seen some times my external drives to fail to mount correctly on Ubuntu giving the message:

“$LogFile indicates unclean shutdown (0, 0)
Failed to mount ‘/dev/disk/by-uuid/FE5C75355C74E9B3’: Operation not supported
Mount is denied because NTFS is marked to be in use … ”

This is frustrating and scary at first. But finally it seems to be a common problem when somebody does not “remove safely” the drive, so the NTFS log of the drive thinks it is still on.

Fortunatelly there is a very easy to use tool:

$sudo ntfsfix /dev/drive_name

where /dev/drive_name can be found by the command: (sudo) fdisk -i.

Many many thanks to this post!