Encountered on Maui Linux 17.06
Something that has saved me when doing new Ubuntu builds (which happens fairly often since I like to try all the different flavours!)
When clicking an NTFS partition it fails to mount, throwing a long winded error, the essence of which is:
“Error mounting /dev/sda1 /media/….”
Open Konsole terminal window.
Type the following command:
sudo ntfsfix /dev/sda1
NTFS partition mounts.
You get this error because the exfat filesystem is not installed in Ubuntu by default. exFAT is a proprietary and patented by Microsoft.
Since Ubuntu 13.10, this package is in the main repository. Just install exfat-fuse and exfat-utils:
sudo apt-get install exfat-fuse exfat-utils
Mount external drive
See if there is an entry in the disk list with
sudo fdisk -l
Then try mounting it with
sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb1 /media