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#1 Mindovermaster

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 23:53

I am running under Mint 14.

When I try to mount a Seagate 150GB drive, I get this error:

Error mounting /dev/sde1 at /media/david/AE18-C069: Command-line `mount -t "exfat" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid" "/dev/sde1" "/media/david/AE18-C069"' exited with non-zero exit status 32: mount: unknown filesystem type 'exfat'

Now, I swear that this was not EXFAT.. It should have been NTFS.

Is linux just reading it incorrectly, or is it really EXFAT?

Is there a way to format the drive without losing data? Either Windows or Linux?


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Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:59

From my experience no, drive gets wiped on a format.

No options for backup?

#3 Hum

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:05

What data is on it ?

I would Copy the files off of it, then zero out the drive, and Format it to exFAT or NTFS -- whichever you want.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:10

try:
mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid" "/dev/sde1" "/media/david/AE18-C069"
If that doesn't work and you're sure its ntfs, you might not had NTFS-3G installed, install & try a mount using that

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:11

My dad kept it on his system as storage. So all his downloads, music, documents, etc.

I did however find a workaround after a while of looking on google. I saw this:

sudo -s
apt-add-repository ppa:relan/exfat
apt-get install fuse-exfat

Now, I just did sudo apt-.... and was sure to update apt-get. After I installed that, I put my drive into my external dock, and it picked it up right away.

Now that I think about it, I should back up the stuff and reformat it with EXT4 or NTFS...