Error Mounting NTFS Partition In Fedora

22 January, 2017

Error mounting /dev/sdb2 at .....(Number after sdb represents partition number)
Failed to mount '/dev/sdb2': Input/output error NTFS is either inconsistent, or there is a hardware fault, or it's a SoftRAID/FakeRAID hardware.

Solution from terminal.

[root@localhost ~]# ntfsfix /dev/sdb2 (sudo ntfsfix /dev/sdb2 if not using root account)
Mounting volume... $MFTMirr does not match $MFT (record 0).
Attempting to correct errors...
Processing $MFT and $MFTMirr...
Reading $MFT... OK
Reading $MFTMirr... OK
Comparing $MFTMirr to $MFT... FAILED
Correcting differences in $MFTMirr record 0...OK
Processing of $MFT and $MFTMirr completed successfully.
Setting required flags on partition... OK
Going to empty the journal ($LogFile)... OK
Checking the alternate boot sector... OK
NTFS volume version is 3.1.
NTFS partition /dev/sdb2 was processed successfully.

Partition should be mountable from now on.


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