"Mount is denied because the NTFS volume is already exclusively opened"

all went well with the instructions

https://documentation.storj.io/resources/faq/linux-static-mount

until I ran sudo mount -a

ubuntu@ubuntu:/$ sudo mount -a
Mount is denied because the NTFS volume is already exclusively opened.
The volume may be already mounted, or another software may use it which
could be identified for example by the help of the 'fuser' command.

ubuntu@ubuntu:/$ fuser -m /dev/sda1
ubuntu@ubuntu:/$ sudo mount -a
Mount is denied because the NTFS volume is already exclusively opened.
The volume may be already mounted, or another software may use it which
could be identified for example by the help of the 'fuser' command.
ubuntu@ubuntu:/$ lsblk -d -fs /dev/sda1
NAME  FSTYPE LABEL    UUID                                 FSAVAIL FSUSE% MOUNTPOINT
sda1  ntfs   Elements 1656B6AF56B68F4D                        1.8T     0% /media/ubuntu/Elements
└─sda

NTFS should only be used for Windows node. Ext4 for Linux nodes.

Thank you. I formatted the disk to ext4 and repeated the process, it worked!

Probably https://documentation.storj.io/resources/faq/linux-static-mount needs to be updated so that people don’t forget to format their hard drive to ext4

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just not much Linux users will use the filesystem for Windows

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