View Full Version : Error Message when reading Hard Drive

10-16-2009, 09:52 PM
I have a Toshiba PC that I have been unable to boot using Windows Vista, so I loaded KNOPPIX v6.0 hoping to recover some files on the harddrive. I can boot up the PC with KNOPPIX just fine, but when I try to display the harddrive using My Documents it gives me an error message: Unable to mount device - Error org.freedesktop.Hal,Device.Volume.UnknownFailure. If anyone cold give me some information on this message or if I am doing something wrong, I would appreciate any help.

10-29-2009, 08:41 AM
You might look here. Sounds like a similar error message to yours. I did see this on an older version of another distro, so it may be a bug or something that had been decontented from the distro at one time.


10-29-2009, 12:41 PM
cmj33875, if you try "Device.Volume.UnknownFailure" in the search feature at the top of this page you'll find several other threads where this came up.

11-01-2009, 01:31 AM
Thanks for getting back with me on this error. I will check out the other post, but I think this is due to a bad hard drive. Thanks again.