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NTFS disk mounting as readonly, but chkdsk finds no issues

Posted by haridsv 
NTFS disk mounting as readonly, but chkdsk finds no issues
June 15, 2019 06:26AM
I have had a portable external drive formatted as NTFS filesystem mounted on my pogoplug. Recently, it has become readonly, so I noticed that there is this message in dmesg output:

[424388.512360] ntfs: (device sdb1): load_system_files(): $LogFile is not clean.  Mounting read-only.  Mount in Windows.

I mounted the disk on my Windows 10 laptop and ran chkdsk and it found no issues, so I put it back on pogoplug and it still mounted as readonly and the above message is still there. Here is the output of chkdsk:

C:\WINDOWS\system32>chkdsk /f d:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is My Passport.

Stage 1: Examining basic file system structure ...
  10624 file records processed.
File verification completed.
  1 large file records processed.
  0 bad file records processed.

Stage 2: Examining file name linkage ...
  25 reparse records processed.
  17378 index entries processed.
Index verification completed.
  0 unindexed files scanned.
  0 unindexed files recovered to lost and found.
  25 reparse records processed.

Stage 3: Examining security descriptors ...
Security descriptor verification completed.
  3377 data files processed.

Windows has scanned the file system and found no problems.
No further action is required.

1953480703 KB total disk space.
1358461128 KB in 7139 files.
      2584 KB in 3379 indexes.
         0 KB in bad sectors.
    136195 KB in use by the system.
     65536 KB occupied by the log file.
 594880796 KB available on disk.

      4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
 488370175 total allocation units on disk.
 148720199 allocation units available on disk.

I have tried this multiple times but to no avail. Is there anything else I could do? This question may not be specific to pogoplug, but all topics I found via google were dead ends, as most of them were able to solve it by running chkdsk. Here is some information on my pogoplug setup:

root@pogoplug:~# cat /etc/*release
PRETTY_NAME="Debian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch)"
NAME="Debian GNU/Linux"
VERSION_ID="9"
VERSION="9 (stretch)"
ID=debian
HOME_URL="https://www.debian.org/";
SUPPORT_URL="https://www.debian.org/support";
BUG_REPORT_URL="https://bugs.debian.org/";
root@pogoplug:~# uname -a
Linux pogoplug 4.12.1-kirkwood-tld-1 #1 PREEMPT Sat Jul 15 21:40:50 PDT 2017 armv5tel GNU/Linux
Re: NTFS disk mounting as readonly, but chkdsk finds no issues
June 15, 2019 01:49PM
What version of ntfs-3g are you using ?
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apt-cache policy ntfs-3g


https://packages.debian.org/search?searchon=names&keywords=ntfs-3g
1:2017.3.23AR.3-3 is the latest.


Try to mount this problematic ntfs drive on some other linux distro, for example Porteus
http://ftp.nluug.nl/os/Linux/distr/porteus/x86_64/Porteus-v5.0/



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/15/2019 01:54PM by jst818.
Re: NTFS disk mounting as readonly, but chkdsk finds no issues
June 17, 2019 07:17AM
Thanks for your response and apologies for my slow reply.

jst818 Wrote:
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> What version of ntfs-3g are you using ?

admin@pogoplug:~$ apt-cache policy ntfs-3g
ntfs-3g:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 1:2016.2.22AR.1+dfsg-1
  Version table:
     1:2016.2.22AR.1+dfsg-1 500
        500 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian stretch/main armel Packages

Doesn't that mean, it is not using ntfs-3g? Should I install it for better support?

> https://packages.debian.org/search?searchon=names&keywords=ntfs-3g
> 1:2017.3.23AR.3-3 is the latest.

Quote

> Try to mount this problematic ntfs drive on some
> other linux distro, for example Porteus
> http://ftp.nluug.nl/os/Linux/distr/porteus/x86_64/Porteus-v5.0/

I haven't gotten a chance to do this yet, but I will report back as soon as I get a chance.
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