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File system error..

The cause is that the partition on your device has been erased or changed to another type IE fat16, linux, or somthing else, I have the same problem, I tried repartitioning the drive in linux, and reformatting, but to no avail, after reformatting it no longer says file error, but now displays songs as jumbled nonsence letters, and characters. help!

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  • wimsattj Jun 27, 2009

    solved my own problem, booted with linux deleted partition, rebooted with windows assigned fat32 partition to device, formated with coby media software, and viola! everything is back to normal!



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Try downloading a different file of that song.
and if the problem continues try re-nameing it manualy.

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I've dual booted win8 with linux, to remove i used "easyBCD" to restore MBR, and deleted the partition. the deleted partition was lost and my harddisk capacity (showing as online) reduced to 300gb fro

erase your drive and deallocate and repartiton your whole drive using fdisk(windows) or utility softwares like killdisk
also one thing is to be noted that Linux systems recognizes the windows fat32 and ntfs partitions but windows doesn't recognize file systems like ext4 or swap which are the prime type of file systems partitions used in Linux systems!

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How to Mount storage devices automatically on linux

This will be nice that all your local Hard drives are mounted automatically during the boot. This can be achieved by modifying "fstab" (File System TABle) file. This file is located on /etc/ which would need superuser permissions(root user password) to modify.

How we can alter fstab and set system to mount partitions by itself is explained below..

  1. First Open a terminal and type blkid and press <Enter>
    this will show your local Hard disks with their UUIDs( Universal Unique IDentification). This may look like this

    here 1st column with /dev entries are the links of partitions(in the format /device/<Partition No.>
    2nd column : LABEL describes the Name or Label of partitions. Not all partitions necessarily needs a Label.
    3rd column starting with UUID is the entry shows the UUIDs of the Partition
    4th column shows the File system used in the partitions

  2. So Now we know some important informations about our partitions like their File system type and UUIDs. In linux to use a filesystem, we need to mount it in somewhere in the root directory. This is because of the Hierarchy nature of Linux .

    Usual location of mounted file systems are on /mount/ or /mnt/. I take /mount/ as my default Mount location. Create a new folder with a name(Without any space between words, ex: New_Partition) simillar to Partiton Label or No

    To create folders in /mount/ , we need root permissions.
    Open a terminal and type su and press <Enter>. It will ask for root password. type in root password and press enter.

    Then type mkdir -v /media/<Dir Name>
    ex.: If you want to create New_Drive in /media/ then type mkdir -v /media/New_Drive
    You can also create multiple folders in one step
    ex. You want to create Drive1, Drive2 , Drive3 then you need to type as
    mkdir -v /media/Drive1 /media/Drive2 /media/Drive3

    You may get as this

    Now we created mount points needed to mount the filesystems

  3. Now we need to modify fstab file .
    Default location of fstab is /etc/fstab


    On terminal ( where we typed commands to create folders in /media)
    Before we start editing fstab file, lets make a backup copy of it

    Type on terminal cp -v /etc/fstab /etc/fstab.backup and press <Enter>. You should see as below.


    type sudo gedit & and press <Enter>

    This will open text editor. Click on Open and point it to /etc/fstab


    It will Open fstab file. This may look like this


    Any entry starting with #, will not taken into account. So you can use # for commenting

    Basic structure of fstab file is

    <File System Address> <Mount Point> <Filesystem Type> <Options> <Dump> <Pass>

    File System Address --> Its is the Identifier for the file system. You can use either Links (ex.: /dev/sda2) or Labels (ex.: LABEL="DRIVE1") or UUIDs (ex.: UUID="74c9c3d9-a374-406d-ba41-e030c7d35f5d")

    Mount Point --> This is folder on which the file system mounts. (Refer Step 2) (ex.: /media/Drive2)

    File System Type --> specify the file system (ex ext3, ntfs, fat)

    Options --> Contains more complicated options
    For normal user, its good to set Defaults as Options

    Dump --> set whether to Backup or not. (ex. 0, 1)

    Pass --> set whether to check filesystem before mounting

    example of a edited fstab file is


    After finishing with fstab save it. You may get errors if you don't have permissions to alter fstab. In that case, Open a terminal and type su and press <Enter> and provide Password for root account. and <Enter>
    Then type gedit &.

  4. After saving the file , restart the system, if everything go just good as expected the computer boots up with local partitions mounted on specified locations

If you got any doubts , please contact me

on Mar 18, 2011 | Computers & Internet


How To Recover Lost, Deleted Or Missing Files And Partitions

1. If TestDisk is not yet installed, it can be downloaded from <a href="">TestDisk Download</a>. Extract the files from the archive including the sub-directories.<br /><br />2. To recover a lost partition or repair the filesystem from a hard disk, USB key, Smart Card, etc., you need enough rights to access a physical device. <ul> <li> <img src="dos.png" /> Under DOS, run TestDisk.exe </li> <li> <img src="win.png" /> Under Windows, start TestDisk (ie testdisk-6.9/win/testdisk_win.exe) from an account in the Administrator group. Under Vista, right-click testdisk_win.exe and then "Run as administrator" to launch TestDisk. </li> <li> <img src="linux.png" /> Under Unix/Linux/BSD, you need to be root to run TestDisk (ie. sudo testdisk-6.9/linux/testdisk_static) </li> <li> <img src="macosx.png" /> Under MacOSX, if you are not root, TestDisk (ie testdisk-6.9/darwin/TestDisk) will restart itself using sudo after confirmation on your part. </li> <li> <img src="os2.png" /> Under OS/2, TestDisk doesn't handle a physical device, only a disk image. Sorry. </li></ul> 3. To recover partition from a media image or repair a filesystem image, run: <br /> <ul> <li> testdisk image.dd to create a raw disk image </li> <li> testdisk image.E01 to recover files from an Encase EWF image </li> <li> testdisk 'image.???' if the Encase image is split into several files. </li></ul> 4. <img src="linux.png" /> <img src="macosx.png" /> To repair a filesystem not listed by TestDisk, run testdisk device, i.e. <br /> <ul> <li> testdisk /dev/mapper/truecrypt0 or testdisk /dev/loop0 to repair the NTFS or FAT32 boot sector files from a TrueCrypt partition. The same method works with filesystem encrypted with cryptsetup/dm-crypt/LUKS. </li> <li> testdisk /dev/md0 to repair a filesystem on top of a Linux RAID device. </li></ul>5. Choose Create to instruct Testdisk to create a <a href="">log file</a> containing technical information and messages, unless you have a reason to append data to the <a href="">log</a> or you execute TestDisk from read only media and must create the <a href="">log</a> elsewhere.<br /><br />6. Choose None if you do not want messages and details of the process to be written into a <a href="">log file</a> (useful if for example Testdisk was started from a read-only location).<br /><br />7. Press Enter to proceed.<br /><br />8. All hard drives should be detected and listed with the correct size by TestDisk:<br /><img src="moz-screenshot.png" /><img src="pctech1.gif" /><br /> <ul> <li> Use up/down arrow keys to select your hard drive with the lost partition/s. </li> <li> Press Enter to Proceed. </li></ul> <img src="macosx.png" /> If available, use raw device /dev/rdisk* instead of /dev/disk* for faster data transfer. <br /><br />9. TestDisk displays the partition table types: <span><img src="Partition_table_type.gif" /></span> <ul> <li> Select the partition table type - usually the default value is the correct one as TestDisk auto-detects the partition table type. </li> <li> Press Enter to Proceed. </li></ul><br />10. TestDisk displays the menus:<br /> <span><img src="Menus.gif" /></span> <ul> <li> Use the default menu "Analyse" to check your current partition structure and search for lost partitions. </li> <li> Confirm at Analyse with Enter to proceed. </li></ul> 11. Now, your current partition structure is listed. Examine your current partition structure for missing partitions and errors: <br /> <span><img src="Analyse.gif" /></span> <ul> <li>The first partition is listed twice which points to a corrupted partition or an invalid partition table entry.</li> <li>Invalid NTFS boot points to a faulty NTFS boot sector, so it's a corrupted filesystem.</li> <li>Only one logical partition (label Partition 2) is available in the extended partition. One logical partition is missing.</li></ul>12. Confirm at <i><b>Quick Search</b></i> to proceed. <span><img src="Vista_check.gif" /></span> <ul> <li> Confirm according to your OS and created partitions to proceed. </li></ul>13. During the <i><b>Quick Search</b></i>, TestDisk has found two partitions including the missing logical partition labeled <i><b>Partition 3</b></i>. <a href=""><img src="First_results.gif" /></a> <ul> <li> Highlight this partition and press <i><b>p</b></i> to list your files (to go back to the previous display, press q to Quit).</li> <li>If all directories and data are correctly listed, Press Enter to proceed. </li></ul> 14. Save the partition table or search for more partitions?<br /> <span><img src="Search_menu.gif" /></span> <ul> <li> <i><b>When all partitions are available</b></i> and data correctly listed, you should go to the menu <b>Write</b> to save the partition structure. The menu Extd Part gives you the opportunity to decide if the extended partition will use all available disk space or only the required (minimal) space. </li> <li> <i><b>If you are still missing a partition</b></i>, highlight the menu <i><b>Deeper Search</b></i> (if not done automatically already) and press Enter to proceed. </li></ul>

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Kingston data traveler 200 128 GB format ex Fat 32 to NTFS

Would you please clarify your problem. But i suggest that you would like to change the file system from FAT to NTFS. If you want to do that then follow the following simple steps
1. Go to start and click o RUN
2. Type CMD and press enter
3. in the Command prompt, type the following

convert E: /fs:ntfs

In this example, you are converting Drive E to NTFS. Note that you can you this command to simply change FAT16 or FAT32 system files to NTFS but you can not simply reverse the situation. This is because when changing from NTFS to FAT6 or FAT32, the system will delete the partition and erase all the data and personal files on it

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I will ask if i can download windows 7 on linux acer aspire 4738?there will be a problem?

there won't be any problem as far as Windows and Linux, but this is a fairly involved procedure.You'll first need to create a Windows partition on your hard disk in NTFS file system format. Otherwise,Windows might overwrite / erase your linux installation when Windows 7 installs.
make the windows partition the "Primary" or "Boot" partition.
When Windows 7 installs, it may ask if you want to delete the linux partition.Answer "NO" to this.
The next concern is which operating system will boot by default,Windows or Linux.
I had no problem doing this with Windows Vista, and whe Vista booted,it listed a choice of operating systems to boot,and I would select either Windows Vista or Ubuntu Linux.

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Yesterday I buy a Samsung Laptop model R538 but with Linux Julia preinstaled. I want to change the OS with Win XP. I begin the instalation and at the point in which I know he want to format the disk I get...

1. Boot into Linux.
2. Use "fdisk" command to delete "ext" partitions. // In fact, no need to use other tools (e.g. killdisk)
3. Run "fdisk" command as root.
4. For those who don't know how to use "fdisk", I provide an example here. (Read the man page of "fdisk" will be better)

//Remember !!! fdisk can format your hard disk (which will erase all your data), use it with great care -- unless you know what you are doing, otherwise don't use it. (I will not take any responsibility of my suggestion)

i) fdisk /dev/sda
.) For those who use PATA (Parallel IDE) : fdisk /dev/hda
.) For those who use second hard disk : fdisk /dev/sdb (2nd SATA hard disk), fdisk /dev/hdb (2nd PATA hard disk), fdisk /dev/sdc (3rd SATA hard disk) and so on ... {sd [a, b, c, d, ...]}
.) fdisk "what" depends on where your linux partition is.
ii) use "m" to read the available options
iii) press "d"
iv) press the number of the partition you want to delete
v) Remember ! if you don't want to make the change, press "q" at any time. (that means quit without saving)
vi) If you want to make the change, press "w" (that means write the change to hard disk)
5. There may sometimes cause a warning message say something about not synchronize the disk (because you cannot make changes while you are using the partition -- if you are booting the partition now), the change will occur after you shutdown and reboot the system.
6. Okay, you can reboot the system now and you will find that the partition is empty now.
7. You can install XP or what ever now.

** For those who cannot use "fdisk", my simplest suggestion is to re-install Linux if you don't have any other tools (such as killdisk). And then you should be able to use "fdisk". In fedora 8, you can even choose formatting the hard disk in "vfat" file system (which can be recognized by almost all computer include windows xp and so on -- see "File Allocation Table" wiki) during installation. Therefore, no need to run fdisk

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What is grub error 17? how to fix it?

Its GRand Unified Bootloader used in Linux OS.
Normally you get this error when GRUB is not able recognise the partition from which you are trying to boot the system. Make sure the boot partition on your system is recognisable by GRUB (such as EXT3).

You can try to restore the GRUB using the LIVE CD
  1. Boot From Live CD
  2. Open Terminal Window
  3. type >sudo grub
  4. then type : find /boot/grub/stage1
  5. you'll get something like: (hd0, 1)
  6. then type : >root (hd0, 1)
  7. type: > setup (hd0)
  8. >quit
  9. >exit
Remove the Live CD and reboot the system.

Please let me know if you need any further assistance.

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My coby mp3 mp610-2g says file system error when

Boot up with linux, erase partition on protable device. reboot into windows, go to control panel system administrative tools, computer management, storage, creat new partition on drive, reformat drive using software that came with your device. this should repair the problem. it worked on mine!

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Booting from a USB Stick

Here you go:

Download the Ubuntu Live ISO (if you dont have it already) and burn it to CD
Restart your computer (booting from the Ubuntu Live CD)
Insert a 1GB or larger USB flash drive
Open a terminal window and type sudo su
Now type fdisk -l to list available drives/partitions (note which device is your flash drive Example: /dev/sdb). Throughout this tutorial, replace all instances of x with your flash drive letter. For example, if your flash drive is sdb, replace x with b.
Type umount /dev/sdx1
Type fdisk /dev/sdx 
type p to show the existing partition and d to delete it
type p again to show any remaining partitions (if partitions exist, repeat the previous step)
type n to make a new partition
type p for primary partition 
type 1 to make this the first partition
hit enter to use the default 1st cylinder
type +750M to set the partition size
type a to make this partition active
type 1 to select partition 1
type t to change the partition filesystem
type 6 to select the fat16 file system
type n to make another new partition
type p for primary partition 
type 2 to make this the second partition
hit enter to use the default cylinder
hit enter again to use the default last cylinder
type w to write the new partition table
Type umount /dev/sdx1 to unmount the partition
Type mkfs.vfat -F 16 -n usb /dev/sdx1 to format the first partition

"Alternately you can try mkfs.vfat -F 32 -n usb /dev/sdx1 (doesn't always work)"
Type umount /dev/sdx2 to ensure the partition is unmounted
Type mkfs.ext2 -b 4096 -L casper-rw /dev/sdx2 to format the second partition
Remove and Re-insert your flash drive
Back at the terminal, type sudo apt-get install syslinux mtools
Type syslinux -sf /dev/sdx1
Restart your computer, remove the CD and boot back into Windows

Using Windows to prepare and move the files to the USB Stick:
Create a folder named USB on your computer
Download using this link -
Now, extract the files to the USB folder
Move the Ubuntu  ISO downloaded earlier to the USB folder
Click fixu.bat from the USB folder (follow on screen instructions)
Move all files from the ubuntu directory to your memory stick
Reboot your computer and set your system BIOS to boot from USB-HDD or USB-ZIP. Also set the "Hard Disk Boot Priority" if necessary.

You should now be booting into Ubuntu Linux from your USB drive!

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Ubuntu Repair Grub

Do you have any other OS's installed? Its with the Grub. mostly looking for another OS. let me know.

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