For some reason windows is not working for me so naturally i turn to fedora 15. I get to the live cd and want to see my main hard drive which is already partitioned for linux. But when i go to mount it, it gives the error
Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 12: Failed to read last sector (953470603): Invalid argument
HINTS: Either the volume is a RAID/LDM but it wasn't setup yet,
or it was not setup correctly (e.g. by not using mdadm --build ...),
or a wrong device is tried to be mounted,
or the partition table is corrupt (partition is smaller than NTFS),
or the NTFS boot sector is corrupt (NTFS size is not valid).
Failed to mount '/dev/sda1': Invalid argument
The device '/dev/sda1' doesn't seem to have a valid NTFS.
Maybe the wrong device is used? Or the whole disk instead of a
partition (e.g. /dev/sda, not /dev/sda1)? Or the other way around?
I just need some files from my windows partition, and also i have tried ntfs-config but when i run it it says
ntfs-config need to be run as root, but I can't find
a graphical authentication program.
You should install gksu or kdesu.
Alternatively, you can run ntfs-config from the terminal with su or sudo.
Possibly only this error needs to be fixed??